Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and Maldives

Press and Media

The Delegation of the European Union issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Ambassadors and the Norwegian Ambassador resident in Colombo.
On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then.
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we reaffirm our commitment to ending violence against women and girls.
The candidacy of Ms Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle for the post of Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, was submitted in Rome on Monday 17 December 2018. The next Director General will be elected by the 194 Member States of the Organisation during its 41st Conference in June 2019.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc today presented the EU's vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to improve connectivity between Europe and Asia.
In 2017 every 2 seconds one person was forced to flee their home due to war, persecution or violence. With millions of people in need on a record high the European Union continues its work with partners around the world to address the humanitarian challenges and to provide long-term support. Last

HRVP Federica Mogherini's message on Europe Day 2018

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HRVP Federica Mogherini's message on Europe Day 2018
Europe Day 2018- video message by HRVP Federica Mogherini

Freedom of expression

Freedom of expression
Freedom of opinion and expression are fundamental rights of every human being
Changing Lives
These seven documentaries reflect the perseverance of communities in the North and the East of Sri Lankaand highlights how the European Union-funded Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP) has empowered individuals and assisted in improving the living standards of people.
Sustainable, comprehensive and rules-based connectivity will contribute to the enhanced prosperity, safety and resilience of people and societies in Europe and Asia
In a more challenging global environment, the European Union needs to step up its actions to enhance its ability to prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security. By proposing a new European Peace Facility (EPF) the European Union is taking another step towards cementing its
Questions & Answers: International Day for the elimination of violence against women
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Sri Lanka has impressive socio-economic indicators at national level in comparison to many of its South Asian neighbours. However, at the same time, significant income, health and nutrition inequalities are evident, both between different geographic areas and across wealth groups.
This study is a collaboration between the EU Delegation and the International Water Management Institute.