Foreign Minister Pays Farewell Call on the Outgoing Archbishop of Colombo
Posted on August 5th, 2009

Public Communications Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama paid a farewell call on the outgoing Archbishop of Colombo, the Most Reverend Dr. Oswald Gomis, at the Archbishop’s House in Borella on Monday.  Minister Bogollagama extended his sincere appreciation of the work carried out by Archbishop Gomis in fostering unity and solidarity amongst all communities living in Sri Lanka.  He apprised the Archbishop of the diplomatic initiatives undertaken by the Sri Lankan Government in engaging the international community in the current post-conflict scenario.  In this context, the Foreign Minister acknowledged the contribution made by the Archbishop in projecting a positive image of Sri Lanka to the world. 

 Archbishop Gomis in turn thanked Foreign Minister Bogollagama for the support extended to the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka.  He expressed his appreciation of the critical role played by the Foreign Minister in Sri Lanka’s peace process through positive engagement of the international community at a critical juncture in the country’s history.  The Archbishop expressed confidence in the Government’s ability to successfully implement a political solution that will be acceptable to all communities living in Sri Lanka.

 In conclusion, the Foreign Minister offered his best wishes to Archbishop Gomis in his future endeavours.  Additional Secretary (Political Affairs) C. Wagiswara and Director General/South Asia & SAARC Ranjith Uyangoda were present at the Meeting.

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs

One Response to “Foreign Minister Pays Farewell Call on the Outgoing Archbishop of Colombo”

  1. cassandra Says:

    I was excited at first, on reading that the FM had paid a farewell call . Alas, that excitement was shortlived when I realised it was not the FM who was leaving but the RC Archbishop, Oswld Gomis. Ah, well. Maybe the good news will come in due course

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