Respect for fundamental human rights in Sri Lanka is in serious jeopardy following the election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as President in November 2019, Human Rights Watch says in its World Report 2020.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared himself to be a great admirer of Chinese leader Xi Jing Ping when he met the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi yesterday,
Sri Lanka and Russia will work towards boosting bilateral trade up to USD 700 million, the two countries' foreign affairs ministers said.
Postmortems of the three Sri Lankan university students who died in a fire in Azerbaijan last Thursday have been completed, the Foreign Ministry said.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives here tomorrow Jan 13, for a two-day visit during which time he is scheduled to have meetings with the President, Prime Minister and Foreign Relations Minister of Sri Lanka.
The JVP formally requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today to abolish the SOFA and ACSA pacts entered into with the United States government.
Visiting Singapore Law & Home Affairs Minister Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.
Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena will take wing for India tomorrow for an official two-day visit.
Sri Lanka has expressed concern over what it called growing tensions in the Middle East following the assassination of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov will be in Sri Lanka on an official two-day visit on the 13th and the 14th of January 2020, the government announced today.