GL tells foreign envoys to extend support at this time of need

GL tells foreign envoys to extend support at this time of need

GL tells foreign envoys to extend support at this time of need

Written by Amani Nilar

02 Jun, 2022 | 4:02 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris called on foreign envoys to extend their fullest assistance at this time of need

The Minister of Foreign Affairs briefed the Colombo based Diplomatic corps today (2) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, accompanied by the Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe and Secretary to the Ministry of Finance Mahinda Siriwardana.

During his address, Foreign Minister Prof. Peiris outlined the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka and the challenges encountered by the Government which included 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.

Moreover, the Foreign Minister 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.

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