Speeches

  • Welcome to the website of the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and Maldives!

    Those of you who visit our website regularly will notice that it has just been revamped. Our aim has been to make it easier to read and faster to access, in short, to provide a better service.
    This site will be a (...)

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  • French National Day 2018 - Speech of the Ambassador

    Speech of H.E. Mr Jean-Marin SCHUH, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

    Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, has just celebrated 70 years of independence. In fact, 2018 marks also the seventieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and Sri Lanka and the appointment of the first Ambassador to Colombo, who presented his credentials at the Governors Palace on December 16, 1948.

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  • Message from H.E. Mr Jean-Marin SCHUH on the occasion of Bastille Day 2016

    The year 2015 ended in tragedy in France, but it also concluded on a hopeful note. The tragedy was the dreadful terror attack in November, of a scale never seen before in our country. The hopeful note was the Paris (...)

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  • Healing the wounds of war is not limited to reconstructing roads

    Christine Robichon, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, while commending the “huge progress” accomplished on the economic front, opines that economic development alone is not sufficient to achieve a just and lasting peace. Foreign friends, she further asserts, cannot help much in the political reconciliation process, which is the responsibility of the government, political parties, religious leaders, civil society and intellectuals of Sri Lanka.

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