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Foreign Minister addresses Diplomatic Corps in Sri Lanka

Foreign Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris addressing the meeting.
Foreign Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris addressing the meeting.

Foreign Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris briefed the Colombo based Diplomatic corps at the Ministry on June 2.

The Minister outlined the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka and the challenges encountered by the Government including pressing issues such as shortage of fuel, gas, essential pharmaceutical products and power cuts. The Foreign Minister also detailed measures taken by the Government to address the situation in this regard and called on the envoys to extend their fullest assistance at this time of need. In his address, he referred to the 21st Amendment to the Constitution that is before Parliament and outlined some of the key features of this important legislation.

Foreign Minister Prof Peiris expressed his appreciation to the Diplomatic Corps for their participation and requested the envoys to extend their support and goodwill during a particularly challenging phase in Sri Lanka’s recent history.

Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe and Secretary to the Finance Ministry Mahinda Siriwardana made brief presentations and responded to questions. Foreign Ministry Secretary Aruni Wijewardane was also present.


 

 


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