• 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 2020 : Message from the ambassador

    Like every year we are celebrating today, on the 14th of July, the storming of the Bastille in 1789, which initiated the French Revolution. It is an event that has had universal repercussions and has undoubtedly changed many things politically, socially and culturally in the world.

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  • French National Day Celebrations 2019

    Speech of the ambassador
    Honorable Minister, My dear Malik, your Excellencies, distinguished guests representing the government and authorities of Sri Lanka, dear colleagues and friends!
    I thank you for being (...)

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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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