Remarks by Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Round Table Discussion on 'Sri Lanka’s Peace and Reconciliation Process' at Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm
• I am honored to have the opportunity to speak at the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), one of the leading think tanks of Sweden. It is also a great pleasure to be back in the historic city of Stockholm. Nearly 22 years ago, I visited your beautiful city in an earlier incarnation as the Minister of Telecommunications of Sri Lanka. Today I feel fortunate to be here once again when the guns and the bombs have finally fallen silent and Sri Lanka following a new political trajectory.
Remarks by Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs at 71st United Nations Day 24 October 2016
• It is a pleasure for me to join all of you here today, in your office to mark the 71st anniversary of the United Nations. As the UN turns 71 today, Sri Lanka’s formal relationship with the UN turns 61 this year.
Full text of the statement by President Maithripala Sirisena at the BRICS and BIMSTEC Outreach Summit, Goa, India, 16 October 2016
“Achieving shared prosperity is our primary objective. In our perspective, this means that we seek to benefit from the opportunities arising from cooperation while also ensuring that others in the region to benefit,” stated President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the BRICS and BIMSTEC Outreach Summit in Goa, India, yesterday (16).
Poson is a festival celebrated in Sri Lanka on the full moon day in June. Poson Poya is noteworthy to Sri Lankan Buddhists as the day on which Emperor Asoka's son, Arahant Mahinda, introduced Buddhism to the island in the 3rd century B.C.