19 July 2016, Brussels
The 20th meeting of the European Union (EU) - Sri Lanka Joint Commission took place in Brussels on 19 July 2016. The meeting was co-chaired by Mrs Chitranganee Wagiswara, Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, and Mr Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific at the European External Action Service.
Hon. Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development accompanied by a high level EU delegation visited Sri Lanka from 15 - 17 March 2016. During the visit, Hon. Neven Mimica met with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Senior Government Officials.
On January 8th last year, in a historic election, the people of Sri Lanka cast their votes for democracy, reconciliation and development.
President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his deepest sympathy over the dastardly terrorist attack at the Brussels airport yesterday and said it must be condemned by the entire world. In a message to the King Phillippe of Belgium, he conveyed the sympathies of the people and the government of Sri Lanka to the victims of this attack.
Tourism Road Show in Belgium - 17 March 2016