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Resident Missions to be opened in Kabul and Colombo

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Sri Lanka will open a resident mission in Kabul, Afghanistan and a Resident Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will open a resident mission in Colombo to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries. The two countries will also cooperate with regards to defense related issues.

The announcements were made at a joint media briefing between the External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peries and the visiting Afghanistan Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul, who is on a visit to Sri Lanka from 18 to 21 December 2012

Dr. Rassoul met with high level government officials and held a number of discussions on matters of economics, education, science and technology. During discussions with the Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka both parties had noted that they had similar issues and were dealing with the process of reconciliation with home-grown solutions.(Dianne Silva)

  Comments - 21

  • paksha Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:01 AM

    opium is the main product of this country drug lord in sl over to you

    mad hatter Friday, 21 December 2012 03:35 AM


    dhammika perera Friday, 21 December 2012 01:05 AM

    Please make one in Hell too.
    There are many empty holiday bungalows for all of you.

    singing fish Thursday, 20 December 2012 09:55 AM

    Why don`t you send your well disciplined soldiers to root out the taliban.

    John Thursday, 20 December 2012 03:27 AM

    searching for new friends amongst the rubble of destroyed 'democracies'?!

    lk Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:30 PM

    wow, what a powerful, peaceful, properous country to have ties with!

    Rodger Williams Wednesday, 19 December 2012 04:49 PM

    Afganistan is a basket case of a failed State and the evidence is overwhelming. Hammid Kazai is so utterly corrupt that after this year and his tenure of office is over he will leave the country, or be killed. His own brother is a well know drug dealer and they have stashed away US taxpayers money.
    Mr. GL Peries as an adult must be pitied, as a man who is living in a dream world.

    Monarawila Wednesday, 19 December 2012 04:26 PM

    When are you going to open an Embassy in Swaziland?

    Pasel Wednesday, 19 December 2012 04:09 PM

    Afghanistan's major export is rocks from the caves and mountain what is Sri Lankan export exchange for those rocks
    From Cold War the country was the playing field for the West now nothing left other than opium

    Concèrned citizen Wednesday, 19 December 2012 03:24 PM

    Aah! good plan Mr.Professor...GO AHEAD...

    HardBall Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:50 PM

    Jolly good for the grass business.

    lalitha Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:22 AM

    more holiday bungalows for politicians

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:56 AM

    It is better to open resident missions in Swaziland and Colombo!

    vj Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:52 AM

    David The afghan govt did not blow up the Buddha statues its the Taliban and Al Qaeda blew the statues, Do not compare Afghanistan with Saudi Arabia where no other religions are not allowed to practice.

    sayed Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:48 AM


    malkanthi Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:34 AM

    Exactly, Al Qaeda spreading its wings!!

    GP Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:25 AM

    where is JHU

    David Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:09 AM

    What benefits Sri Lankan government going to get from rough country. This is country who blow up valuable Buddha statue and not allow any other religion to practice. We need to waste our money this type a country for name sake democracy.

    MM Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:34 AM

    In Afghanishtan....... you mean??

    malkanthi Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:37 AM

    Torn between the US and Arab world! beggars cannot be choosers!

    walkanthie Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:22 AM

    Good vision

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