Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena called on Cuban Ambassador Juana Elena Ramos Rodriguez at the Cuban Embassy in Colombo on the occasion of the National Day of Cuba which fell on  1st January 2021.

The Minister also expressed his gratitude towards the Cuban Government on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka for the support extended by Cuba to Sri Lanka during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara, State Minister Susil Premajayantha, MPa Prof. Tissa Vitharana and Yadamini Gunawardena representing the Sri Lanka - Cuba Friendship Association and a group of representatives from several political parties including the Colombo Municipal Council were also present on this occasion to congratulate the Cuban Government and the people of Cuba, on their National Day.