Lankan embassy in Libya
The Government is planing to open a Sri Lankan Embassy in Libya to
strengthen ties between the two countries.
Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Keheliya
Rambukwella said President Mahinda Rajapaksa disclosed this during a
meeting with Libyan delegation which met him at Temple Trees on Monday
to further cement the friendly relations between the two countries.
The Minister said Libyan leader Col. Gaddafi visited Sri Lanka in
1976 and he was welcomed by the Government at that time.
But Sri Lanka and Libya did not have ties at Embassy level. The
President instructed them to arrange with Libya to open a Sri Lankan
Embassy shortly for the welfare of both countries.
With the liberalisation of the Libyan economy, the private sector
will be leading towards growth and Sri Lanka can be an active partner in
He said both Sri Lanka and Libya have realised the importance of
high-level exchanges between the two countries to make effective use of
possibilities in each country.