Singapore is to help Sri Lanka restructure the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following talks held between Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.
Samaraweera made an introductory visit to Singapore from 12 to 13 November 2015. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan hosted Samaraweera to a welcome lunch during the visit.
At the meeting they reaffirmed the excellent bilateral relations between Singapore and Sri Lanka and explored ways to further strengthen cooperation, including in Sri Lanka’s ongoing efforts to restructure its Foreign Ministry as well as capacity-building in anti-corruption measures, the Singapore Foreign Ministry said.
Samaraweera also called on Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam and met Attorney-General V K Rajah.
He visited the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) for a briefing on Singapore’s anti-corruption measures on the same day. In addition, Samaraweera delivered a public lecture on “Politics and Development in Sri Lanka” organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies on 12 November 2015. (Colombo Gazette)