SRI LANKA, January 7, 2017. - Friends of Cuba celebrated at the Cuban Embassy the 58th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution with joy and optimism, the immense work created by all the Cuban people.
On behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Honorable Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Science and Technology, highlighted the historic ties of friendship between both countries, as well as their respect and admiration for the work carried out by the leader of the Cuban Revolution.
SRI LANKA, December 2, 2016. - Convened by the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, a solemn gathering took place at the headquarters of the Presidential House, in homage to the Leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz.
In his statement, the President highlighted the revolutionary trajectory of Fidel, his firmness in the fight against imperialism and in favor of just causes. He said that since he was young he had admired him and remembered his visit to Cuba in 1978, on the occasion of the Festival of Youth and Students.
SRI LANKA, December 1, 2016. - The new Ambassador of Cuba, Juana Elena Ramos Rodríguez, presented today her Credentials to the His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka.
The President also expressed his condolences for the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro Ruz, to the Ambassador and recalled his memories of the emblematic revolutionary of the 20th century.
SRI LANKA, November 30, 2016. - The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Honorable Ranil Wickremesinghe, signed the Book of Condolences, opened at the Embassy of Cuba, on the occasion of the death of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro. Upon his arrival he was received by the Ambassador of Cuba, Juana Elena Ramos Rodríguez.
The Prime Minister wrote the following message in the Book of Condolences:
SRI LANKA, November 28, 2016. - His Excellency, Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka signed today the Book of Condolences opened at the Embassy of Cuba, in Colombo, on the occasion of the death of the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution; qualified as an exemplary leader who dedicated his life and career to promote the welfare of his people.