Ministry of Foreign relations


Name of Cabinet Minister:
Dinesh Gunwardena
9th Parliament of Sri Lanka
Source for Minister - News Website
Ministry Website:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Website

Raising Sri Lanka’s image internationally through bilateral and multilateral relations in social, economic, political and cultural fields thereby establishing Sri Lanka’s identity by the adoption of a Friendly and Non-aligned Foreign Policy.

  1. Providing policy guidance to the relevant State Ministry, and formulating policies in relation to the subject of Foreign affairs, in conformity with the prescribed Laws, Acts and Ordinances, implementation of projects under the national budget, State Investment and National Development Programme, and formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies programmes and projects, related to subject and functions under the below-mentioned departments, State Corporations and Statutory Institutions for the creation of “Friendly and non-aligned Foreign
    Policy” based on the other national policies to be implemented by the government, and in line with the policy statement “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour”.
  2. Maintaining friendly relations on equal terms with other countries ensuring the country’s independence
  3. Reviewing bilateral agreements that have hitherto been entered into, and re-examine terms that are detrimental to the inerests of the country, and create a background that is not harmful to domestic economy in concluding Agreements.
  4. In the selection of overseas missions, make a continuous evaluation of whether the criteria that contribute to executing the President’s constitutional role in accordance with the country’s foreign policy are being followed, and that the desired objectives of Missions are being achieved.

Admiral (Retd.) Jayanath Colombage(Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs )