Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* New envoys pledge continued support to Sri Lanka, keen on strengthening ties
Mon, May 12, 2014, 07:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 12, Colombo: Six new ambassadors to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

The new diplomats assuming duties were Ambassador of Congo Felix Ngoma (Resident - New Delhi), Ambassador of Argentina Raul Ignacio Guastavino (Resident - New Delhi), Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Chang Won-sam, Ambassador of Philippines Vicente Vivencio T. Bandillo (Resident - Dhaka), Ambassador of Palestine Zuhair Hamdallah Zaid, and Ambassador of El Salvador Guillermo Rubio Funes (Resident - New Delhi).

Ambassador of Congo Felix Ngoma presents credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

During the discussion with President Rajapaksa that followed the credentials ceremony, the Ambassadors conveyed messages of good wishes from their respective heads of state to President Rajapaksa as well as to the Sri Lankan people and pledged to work towards further strengthening bilateral ties, President's Media Unit said in a statement.

"Congo will continue to support the Government of Sri Lanka in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva," Mr. Ngomo told the President.

Argentina's Ambassador Mr. Guastavino said his objective during his tenure is to develop new areas of cooperation, especially in trade.

Mr. Won-sam from Korea told the President he had three specific goals towards enhancing bilateral relations between the two nations: to further consolidate the foundations of bilateral relations; to boost trade and investment; and to expand relations into new areas.

President Rajapaksa briefed the new ambassadors of post-war developments in Sri Lanka and requested them to travel in Sri Lanka, speak to people from various sectors, learn the true ground reality and report the truth about Sri Lanka back to their countries.

Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Seneviratne were also present.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Doubts raised on Pope's visit to Sri Lanka amid snap presidential polls
-- [4 hours ago]
Opposition MPs say election materials are being prepared in Sri Lanka Port Authority Defense Training School
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to appeal to Europe Court of Justice on lower court ruling to lift sanctions on LTTE
-- [5 hours ago]
Browns Hotels and Resorts of Sri Lanka to develop four-star hotel in Maldives
-- [7 hours ago]
India to supply two naval offshore patrol vessels to Sri Lanka - report
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse university students' march
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Sinhala Buddhist extremist group to contest for the upcoming elections
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka External Affairs Minister defends ministry secretary against 'unfounded allegations'
-- [8 hours ago]
Iran calls for expanding politico-economic relations with Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Opposition lawmakers on fact finding mission attacked in Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.