High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra celebrated Christmas with the participation of Sri Lankan community at the High Commission premises on 29 November 2019, in keeping with the tradition of commemorating the important festivals of all religions practiced in Sri Lanka. The Rev. Father Steve Nation led Christmas prayers in English and highlighted the meaning of Christmas, coexistence with other faiths and how its empathetic towards other religions. Rev. Father Ruwan Pradeep delivered the Christmas message trilingually in Sinhala, Tamil and English highlighting the significance of celebration of Christmas by communities around the world. Read More »
Hon. Susil Premajayantha,M.P. was sworn in as the State Minister of International Cooperation before H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksha, President of Sri Lanka at the President secretariat on 27th November 2019.
The Official Website of Sri Lanka ETA Visa
Foreign nationals who wish to visit Sri Lanka for tourism , business and other purposes are strongly advised to use only the official Government of Sri Lanka ETA website http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ and to be cautious of other unauthorized Electronic Travel Authorization ( ETA) websites that scam them into pay exorbitant fees.
The issuing authority of the Sri Lankan visa is Department of Immigration & Emigration and the link for its website is http://www.immigration.gov.lk/
Hon.Dinesh Gunawardena, M.P was sworn in as the Minister of Foreign Affairs,Skills Development,Employment and Labour Relation before H.E Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka at the President Secretariat on 22 November 2019 .
Former President and the leader of Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (21).
The swearing in ceremony was attended by former President Maithripala Sirisena, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former Ministers and several other dignitaries.
Following the defeat his Party candidate’s defeat at the recently concluded Presidential Election, former Premier Wickremesinghe rendered his resignation clearing the way for new President to form a government. Read More »
Mr. Ravinatha P Aryasinha has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by H.E. the President with effect from 19 November 2019.
High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra
20 November 2019
The Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra, Australia provides Consular services to persons residing in Australia and countries of accreditation which include New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
For telephone inquiries for the following Consular Services, call between 9:00 am and 12.30 pm - Mondays to Fridays.
- New Passports
- Issuing Visas
- Dual Citizenship
- Registration of Birth
- Registration of Deaths
- Registration of Marriages
- Applications for Police Clearance and Child AdoptionProcedures
- Sri Lankan Pensions
- Other Consular Srvices
The Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra will provide extended Consular Services on Saturdays upon request. For Security reasons, please make an appointment prior to visiting the High Commission on Saturdays.
If you wish to contact this High Commission by telephone, fax or e-mail for further information you may use the contact details given under "contact us" in the main menu of this website.
Register with the High Commission
The Sri Lankan High Commission in Canberra would like to keep in touch with Sri Lankans and persons of Sri Lankan origin living in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands as well as Sri Lankan community organisations in those countries.
If you are a current/former Sri Lankan or an office bearer of a Sri Lankan community organisation we invite you to register with the High Commission.Register
61 Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra
Tel: (02) 6198 3756
Fax: (02) 6198 3760