Published on: February 3, 2023

The President’s Office strongly rejects the false reports about diplomatic event in Kandy

The President’s office has focused its attention on the false information circulating on social media regarding the diplomatic event that was held at the President’s House in Kandy on the 02nd, where 11 newly appointed Ambassadors and 6 High Commissioners presented their credentials to the President.

Certain groups have criticized the police escorting the diplomats under special security, to attend the event.

Several special functions including the programs of the 75th National Independence Day celebration on February 04th were organized in Kandy under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe. Simultaneously arrangements were made to hold this program at the President’s House in Kandy.

Respecting the tradition of the civilized countries of the world, including the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations established in 1961, it is the responsibility of any government in power in Sri Lanka to give diplomatic recognition to Ambassadors and High Commissioners when they come to present their credentials.

In such a background, the President’s Office strongly rejects the attempts made to spread false information that misleads the public.


The Presidential Media Division is fully responsible for socializing the views, actions, decisions and statements of His Excellency the President through the media. Electronic, print and new media will contribute to this through a credible and engaging approach.

The media department works as a source of information on the subject of the President’s vision and mission by maintaining good coordination with public and private media organizations and journalists.

National policies, plans and measures are explained to the people through the use of high quality media. Identify the fallacies and reveal the truth.