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Terms of Reference – Invitation Procedure

07.07.2023 — Local news Sri Lanka
Deadline extended till 17.07.2023  for call for Expression of Interest (EOI) to Develop a Comprehensive Phase-out Plan for Safe Labour Migration Programme Phase IV (2020-2025) in Sri Lanka

Francophonie 2023 - Performance by "Les Monsieur Monsieur"

24.03.2023 — Press releases Sri Lanka
The Embassy of Switzerland to Sri Lanka and the Maldives together with the International Organization of la Francophonie will be hosting a theatrical performance of French and Swiss songs across three key cities in Sri Lanka with the view of celebrating Francophonie 2023, the annual celebration of the French language and Francophonie cultures with "Les Monsieur Monsieur", the famed duo Laurent BRUNETTI and Mario PACCHIOLI from the French-speaking Switzerland.

Francophonie – 2022

14.03.2022 — Press releases Sri Lanka
The Embassy of Switzerland in Colombo is happy to be apart of the events that are lined up in Sri Lanka, from 1 to 30 March 2022.

Covid-19: Switzerland sends humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka

08.06.2021 — Press releases Sri Lanka
Switzerland expresses solidarity with Sri Lanka in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. On Tuesday morning, 8 June 2021, over half a million antigen tests, 50 ventilators, 150 oxygen concentrators as well as other medical examination materials worth of LKR 800 million will arrive in Colombo. The Swiss aid is intended to benefit the population throughout the country, while witnessing the concrete sign of friendship and longer term collaboration between the two countries. 

High-level contact between Switzerland and Sri Lanka: Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis calls Sri Lankan foreign minister and sends diplomats to maintain dialogue

19.12.2019 — Press releases EDA
Switzerland is continuing high-level talks with Sri Lanka to resolve the current crisis. Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis phoned his Sri Lankan counterpart, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, on 18 December 2019 to inform him that Switzerland was sending former ambassador Jörg Frieden to Sri Lanka. Under the lead of this experienced diplomat, possibilities for clarifying the security incident at the Swiss embassy in Colombo are to be explored. Mr Cassis also emphasised that the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) considers the health and safety of its staff to be paramount, and that it is the responsibility of the Sri Lankan authorities to ensure that these are protected in the further proceedings.

FDFA criticises lack of due process in the case against a local employee of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka

16.12.2019 — Press releases EDA
An employee of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo has today been detained on the grounds that she allegedly made false statements. The FDFA is concerned about this development and calls on the Sri Lankan judicial authorities to ensure better protection of its employee's personal rights in any further proceedings and compliance with national law and international standards. The FDFA and the Swiss Embassy in Colombo will continue to meet their responsibilities as an employer and do everything in their power to assist the member of staff concerned.

Joint statement

21.08.2019 — Position Sri Lanka
Joint statement by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) with the Embassies of Germany, Italy, Netherlands, the UK High Commission, the Embassies of Norway and Switzerland. 

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