President Maithripala Sirisena leads Sri Lanka delegation to the 4th BIMSTEC Summit; Sri Lanka to receive BIMSTEC Chairmanship
President Maithripala Sirisena will lead the Sri Lanka Delegation to the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), which will be held from 30-31 August 2018 in Kathmandu. At the conclusion of the Summit, the Chairmanship of BIMSTEC will be handed over to Sri Lanka by the current Chair, Nepal.
The Summit, which also includes a retreat of the participating Heads of State and Government will be preceded by the Sixteenth BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting and the Nineteenth Session of the BIMSTEC Senior Officials’ Meeting. Read More »
Ministries of Foreign and Home Affairs sign MoU to expand Electronic Document Attestation System to Divisional Secretariat level
With a view to expanding the document attestation services provided through the Electronic Document Attestation System (e-DAS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Divisional Secretariat level, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministries of Foreign and Home Affairs on 16 August 2018.
Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam and Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs S.T. Kodikara signed the MoU in the presence of Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena, Read More »
Foreign Minister reiterates Sri Lanka’s commitment for a comprehensive regional approach to combating people smuggling
Speaking at the 7th Bali Process Ministerial Conference on people smuggling, human trafficking, and other international crimes on Tuesday 7 August in Bali, Indonesia, Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana reiterated Sri Lanka’s commitment for a comprehensive regional approach to combat people smuggling, and to work in partnership with governments, international organizations and civil society to prevent human smuggling, protect and support victims, and bring perpetrators to justice. Read More »
The Department of Pensions will cease the practice of paying Sri Lankan pensions through Sri Lanka overseas Missions with effect from 1st October 2018.
All Sri Lankan pensioners, including those residing overseas, will be required thereafter to hold a Sri Lankan bank account to which their pension will be paid.
Pensioners currently receiving their Sri Lankan pension through the High Commission in Canberra, are therefore kindly requested to take immediate action to open a bank account in Sri Lanka before 1st October 2018. Read More »
Environmentalist, wildlife enthusiast and expert on Sri Lankan elephants, Srilal MIththapala gave a talk on ‘Sri Lanka Wildlife and Sustainable Tourism with a special focus on elephants’ at the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra on 10 July.
The audience consisting travel writers, tourism industry representatives, wildlife and elephant enthusiasts enjoyed the informative and insightful presentation with video clips of elephants in Sri Lanka.
This is the second talk given by Srilal MIththapala at the High Commission and the third in the series of tourism promotional events hosted by the Read More »
The Policy Development Office, of the Office of the Prime Minister has a few openings for interested volunteers to gain skills and experience through internships at the Policy Development Office (PDO) in the Office of the Prime Minister in Sri Lanka.
The Policy Development Office (PDO) of the Prime Minister’s Office has openings for a few volunteers who are graduates of Sri Lankan origin
of foreign universities looking for opportunities to gain skills and experience in the field of their interest.
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.
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