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ASEAN Ambassadors praise Govt. for combating COVID-19

The Ambassadors from five ASEAN countries have praised the government for successfully combatting the COVID 19 threat in Sri Lanka.

The efforts of the government in combating COVID19 was commended during the meeting held with Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena at Parliament on Tuesday.

Furthermore, it was stated that Sri Lanka is one of the leading countries in the world to have overcome the COVID 19 threat through the execution of a proper plan.

The Speaker and the Diplomatic community representatives discussed the COVID situation in each country and how Parliaments conduct their activities. While appreciating the close ties the ASEAN countries have with Sri Lanka, the Speaker reiterated that Sri Lanka will continue the friendship in the future as well.

An invitation to visit Kuala Lumpur to further strengthen the bilateral ties by the Ambassador of Malaysia was also extended to the Parliamentarians from Sri Lanka. The request was welcomed in principality where the ambassador stated that a written invitation in this regard will be sent to the Sri Lankan Parliament in the future.

Tan Yang Thai, High Commissioner of Malaysia to Sri Lanka, Pham Thi Bich Ngoc, Ambassador of Vietnam, Gusti Ngurah Ardiyasa, Ambassador of Indonesia, Chulamanee Chartsuwan, Ambassador of Thailand and Han Thu, Ambassador of Myanmar represented ASEAN at the meeting.

The Speaker was accompanied by the Secretary General of Parliament Dammika Dasanayake and Wasantha Yapa Abeywardane