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29 Sep 2017 description

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samraweera while condemning the recent attack on Rohingya refugees, who were under the care of UNHCR, urged the police to take action against the perpetrators of these crimes.

20 Sep 2017 description

It is observed that numerous groups have been expressing divergent views over the past few days with regard to the situation that has developed in Myanmar and the Rohingya refugees.

The following press release is therefore issued by the Ministry in charge of the subject of Immigration and Emigration.

A group of 55 Rohingyas fleeing from Myanmar was rescued in mid sea by Sri Lankan Navy on March 03,2008 and handed over to the UNHRC. All these refugees have left Sri Lanka in July 2012.

14 Aug 2015 description

On the request of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, President Maithripala Sirisena approved a cash contribution of USD 25,000 to be presented to the Government of Myanmar as relief aid, following the devastation to life and property caused by the recent floods in the country. The contribution was handed over to H.E. U Min Thein Zan, the Ambassador of Myanmar in Sri Lanka, by Foreign Secretary Chitranganee Wagiswara, on behalf of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, at a simple ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday 14 August 2015.

25 Mar 2009 description

The Myanmar Ambassador in Sri Lanka, H.E. Tin Oo Lwin has thanked the Government and people of Sri Lanka for their spontaneous and generous assistance provided to the people of Myanmar in the wake of the cyclone Nargis which struck his country in May 2008. He expressed his appreciation at a function held at the Foreign Ministry today (25 March 2009) at which Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama handed over a cheque to the value of Rs.

14 May 2008 description

Maha Sangha appeals to the public to donate generously

The Government will dispatch 20 tones of relief assistance to Myanmar and urges the public to come to the aid of the people affected by the current tragedy in that country.

Addressing a press conference, Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said Myanmar was hit by cyclone Nargis on May 2 which caused devastation in five provinces comprising 600 villages killing over 100,000 with around 49,000 missing.

"A great devastation had stuck one of our close friends and a neighbouring country in the Asian region.

08 May 2008 description

According to latest reports from Myanmar, the death toll from the devastating Nargis Cyclone is likely to rise to over 100,000.

Reports from Rangoon said that the first US flight carrying emergency aids reached Myanmar today (08).

Meanwhile the country's secretive military leaders have come under pressure from aid agencies and diplomats demanding an influx of outsiders to deliver relief supplies.

Nargis is the most devastating Cyclone to hit Asia since 1991.

The storm slammed into coastal towns and villages in the rice-growing region southwest of Yangon last …

08 May 2008 description

The Government of Sri Lanka donated the emergency relief of US$ 25000 to the Government of Myanmar this afternoon.

Dr. Palitha Kohana, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over the Cheque to the Ambassador of the Union of Myanmar Tin Oo Lwin at the Ministry.

The Foreign Secretary on behalf of the Government and people of Sri Lanka expressed his deepest condolence to the victims who lost their lives in the cyclone that hit Myanmar on Saturday (03rd).

07 May 2008 description

Colombo - The Government of Sri Lanka will make a donation of US$ 25,000/- to the Government of the Union of Myanmar to assist victims of the recent cyclone, which devastated large parts of the country.

The Government is also contemplating sending a team of medical doctors and nurses to the cyclone affected areas to provide medical assistance and care to those in need.