Sri Lanka donated USD 50,000 to the Government of Cuba last week as reconstruction aid for damages sustained in the tornado that ripped through Havana in January this year.
Sri Lanka has entered into a contract with a law firm from Saudi Arabia conducting legal proceedings related to the unnatural deaths of Sri Lankans in that country.
The top United Nations official in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer, is expressing concern about the growing number of “incidents of hate speech being used in Sri Lanka against ethnic and religious minorities.”
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today defended two controversial defence agreements - one proposed, one already entered into - with the United States Government, as well as a US-funded monetary aid package that have come under heavy criticism from sections of the Opposition.
President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa made a brief visit to Sri Lanka today (27), while he was en route to G20 summit.
US sanctions barring deals with firms in Russia are affecting long-standing commercial and military transactions President Maithripala Sirisena said, declaring his opposition to deals allowing visits by American forces to the island.
The United States yesterday downgraded its travel advisory on Sri Lanka, imposed in the wake of the Easter attacks, from Level 3 to Level 2, advising American citizens travelling to Sri Lanka to exercise "extreme caution".
Two career-diplomats assumed ambassadorial duties in two key world capitals this month.
President Maithripala Sirisena has expressed concern over issues that have arisen due to delays in clearances carried out by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) when dispatching police and security forces personnel to United Nations Peace Keeping Missions.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled his much-publicised visit to Sri Lanka, according to the US Embassy in Sri Lanka.