Late Lakshman Kadirgamar was a Tamil, the only Tamil foreign minister this country has had, and he was convinced deeply , irrevocably, in his own mind that the Tamil culture was something worthy of esteem.
With an Australian federal election set for September, current Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has hedged his bets on a series of daring political initiatives in the hopes of - as the Australians would say - ‘having another go’ at office.
Recently, Secretary/External Affairs, Karunatilaka Amunugama had bilateral consultations with the 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kyou-hyun of Korea. This meeting was initiated by the two parties as a progress review of the State visit concluded by Sri Lanka’s President in 2012.
Sri Lanka has been successful in integrating youth into the National Policy making and implementation mechanisms, through our network of more than 10,000 village level youth led organizations and the Sri Lanka Youth Parliament.
Six new heads of mission, who recently presented credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, pledged their country’s support for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013, taking place in November.