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October 12, 2017 5:54 am gmt |
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The foreign ministry asserts that there is no need to accept any advises from the special Rapporteurs, in a statement. The statement has been released by the foreign minister regarding the visit of Mr. de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees ...
In Srilanka
September 28, 2017 12:02 pm gmt |
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Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana who is on his first official visit to the European Union Headquarters in Brussels held discussions with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner Christos Stylianides on 26th September. The Foreign M...
In Canada
September 23, 2017 11:31 am gmt |
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Canada will impose targeted sanctions against 40 Venezuelan senior officials, including President Nicolas Maduro, to punish them for “anti-democratic behaviour,” Canada’s foreign affairs department says. Canada’s move, which followed a similar decision by the United States, ca...
In India
September 21, 2017 5:07 am gmt |
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Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj met her Mexican counterpart Luis Videgaray Caso on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday (September 19). Swaraj and Caso, who were accompanied by their delegations, held discussions on areas of mutual...
In Colombo
August 19, 2017 5:49 am gmt |
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Speaking to reporters after assuming duties at the Foreign Ministry, Marapana said that, there is no chance of Sri Lanka having foreign judges in the post war accountability process. “We have made this clear to the international community and they have accepted that,” he said. The Minister said that ...
In Colombo
August 15, 2017 7:10 am gmt |
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Development Assignments Minister Tilak Marapana was appointed as the Foreign Affairs Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago. Minister Marapana has previously served as Minister of Law and Order and Prison Reforms, Minister of Defence, Minister of Transport, Highways and Avia...
In Srilanka
August 11, 2017 10:00 am gmt |
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  Speculation was rife over the next possible Foreign Minister after the resignation of Ravi Karunanayake with political circles narrowing on four possible shortlists. One is the current Minister of Development Assignments Tilak Marapana but it was alleged that two powerful Ministers have oppose...
In Srilanka
August 11, 2017 9:44 am gmt |
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Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan yesterday commended Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake’s decision to step down from his post as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Speaking in Parliament, the Opposition Leader said MP Karunanayake has not yet been found guilty by any confident court and he was entitled to th...
In Britain
July 28, 2017 7:58 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Defence Minister Michael Fallon have said the country plans to send their two new aircraft carriers to the disputed South China Sea, a move likely to anger Beijing. On an official visit to Australia, Johnson said on Thursday (July 27) that sailing th...
In Europe
April 7, 2017 11:00 am gmt |
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In a hardening of Turkey’s tone, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters on Friday (April 7) that it was necessary to oust the Syrian regime “as soon as possible from the leadership of Syria.” Turkey, a NATO member and part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, h...
In Britain
October 26, 2016 10:18 am gmt |
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Building a third runway at Heathrow Airport is not “the right thing to” do and risks fueling a clamour for a fourth runway to be built in future, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday (October 25) after the government approved the expansion. Johnson, who was previously mayor of ...
In Europe
October 10, 2016 10:33 am gmt |
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French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Monday (October 10) that he will ask the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes in Syria. “There have been war crimes, it’s the United Nations General Secretary who said so; it’s a certainty, now we need to e...
In Australia
October 2, 2016 8:36 am gmt |
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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday (October 2) the names of those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 might be confirmed by the end of the year. International investigators said on Wednesday (September 27) the passenger plane was downe...
In Britain
September 27, 2016 11:18 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, met with the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday (September 27) on the second day of his official visit to Turkey. On Monday, he kicked off his trip to Ankara by highlighting his “proud ownership” of a Turkish washing machine. ...
In Europe
July 29, 2016 12:49 pm gmt |
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Turkey’s foreign minister described as “unfortunate” on Friday (July 29) comments by the head of U.S. national intelligence suggesting that purges in the Turkish military after a failed coup were harming the fight against Islamic State. Turkey has launched a major overhaul of its mi...
In India
July 14, 2016 8:04 am gmt |
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Two Indian Air Force (IAF) aircrafts on Thursday (July 14) took off for South Sudan under leadership of junior foreign minister General (retired) Vijay Kumar Singh, to evacuate stranded nationals from the violence-torn country. India has launched the ‘ Sankat Mochan’ (overcome crisis) ope...
In India
March 8, 2016 10:47 am gmt |
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Saudi Arabian foreign minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir called on Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his first bilateral visit to New Delhi on Tuesday (March 08). Jubeir is on a two-day visit on the invitation of his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. India and Saudi Arabia share friendly re...
In Srilanka
January 10, 2016 4:28 am gmt |
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Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to visit Sri Lanka early next month for key talks. Foreign Ministry sources said Swaraj will be in Sri Lanka for discussions on the Indo-Lanka joint commission. She will also have talks with the Government on the fishermen issue and political developm...
In Europe
December 26, 2015 6:38 am gmt |
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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the country is very interested in an integrated anti-terrorism alliance under coordination of the United Nations during a joint press conference with Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khalid Bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah, in Moscow on Friday. Lavrov comme...