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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1590

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Launches Video Communication Links Between Sri Lankan Missions And Expatriates Abroad

Colombo, 02 January, (

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa spoke with several Sri Lankan embassies via Skype at Temple Trees yesterday evening to launch a new program of the Ministry of External Affairs that establishes video communication links between the Ministry's consular division and Sri Lankan missions and expatriates abroad.Skype_Link.jpg

The new program enables Sri Lankan embassies and Sri Lankan citizens living abroad to contact the consular division of the Ministry directly to seek assistance and obtain information.

Yesterday evening, President Rajapaksa spoke with several Sri Lankan ambassadors and obtained updates on matters pertaining to Sri Lankan citizens in those countries.

Sri Lankan expatriates who need assistance on consular-related matters will be able to contact the Ministry of External Affairs via Skype. The Ministry hopes to soon make the service available 24 hours a day.

Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris, Deputy Minister of Neomal Perera, Monitoring MP of the Ministry Sajin de Vass Gunawardena and Secretary to the External Affairs Ministry Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama were present for the launch.

- Asian Tribune -

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