Under the directive of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Foreign Ministry reviewed the entry procedure today, 06 April 2021, as a measure of relief for prospective Lankan returnees.
Under the new procedure, Sri Lankans, dual citizens who travel on Sri Lankan passports, spouses and unmarried children of Sri Lankans, who are foreigners, and Sri Lankan seafarers arriving by air will be permitted to enter into Sri Lanka without prior approval of the Foreign Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority. Read More »
The annual cricket match for Major General Anton Muttukumaru Trophy between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the High Commissions of Commonwealth countries based in Canberra teams was played at the Forestry Oval, Yarralumla on 20th March 2021.
The Commonwealth team comprising players from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the United Kingdom won the trophy. DFAT won the toss and sent the Commonwealth team to bat . Read More »
Statement by Hon Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka High Level Segment of the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council 23 February 2021, Geneva
Madam High Commissioner,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
1. As I address you today, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a report on Sri Lanka accompanied by an unprecedented propaganda campaign on that report. Read More »
High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra celebrates the 73 rd Anniversary of Independence Day of Sri Lanka
The 73rd anniversary of Sri Lanka’s National Independence was celebrated in the Sri Lanka High Commission premises in Canberra, with a formal flag hoisting ceremony in the early morning of 4th February 2021.
The event was held outdoors following the COVID-19 health regulations applicable to outdoor events. Around 150 participants representing a wide cross section of the Sri Lankan community attended this ceremony. Read More »
The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) 2021 which is a platform to celebrate the country’s ‘designed and made in Sri Lanka’ initiatives through a series of fashion showcases, design exhibitions, forums, and workshops on product innovation, sustainable design, art and related industries will be held virtually from 15-17 January 2021.
The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) 2021 envisages creating many international networking opportunities between buyers and sellers.
The event was also conceptualized to be a global platform that connects industries, creatives, emerging designers and the public to inspire and Read More »
Revision of Electoral Registers : 2020
Certifying the information in the NC/F format with regard to registration of voters in areas where resettlement has been partially done / not been done in Sri Lanka (Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mannar Districts in the Northern Province)
The Election Commission of Sri Lanka is currently in a process of collecting information on Sri Lankans who were living in partially resettled / non – resettled areas in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mannar Districts in the Northern Province in Sri Lanka and are currently living overseas to register their names in the electoral register. Read More »
The staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra commenced work on the first day of the year with a special programme held in the morning of Friday, 01 January 2021 at its premises.
The programme commenced with the hoisting of the national flag by the Actg. High Commissioner followed by the singing of the national anthem by members of the staff. Then, a two minutes silence was observed to commemorate the war heroes and all others who have sacrificed their lives for Sri Lanka. Read More »
In the wake of the discovery of a fast spreading new strain of Coronavirus in certain countries, the Government of Sri Lanka has decided to continue with the existing procedure of obtaining prior approval from the Foreign Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority for all inbound travellers to Sri Lanka.
The revised guidelines on repatriation will be issued once the situation has been reappraised. Read More »
A virtual eco-tourism promotional event on Sri Lanka titled ‘Breathtaking Birds of the Sri Lankan Rainforest’ was held in Canberra on 12 November 2020. This interactive event, highlighting the bird diversity in Sinharaja forest of Sri Lanka was jointly organised by a specialised ecotourism facilitation company -Aarunya Vacations Ltd along with Savannah Guides Ltd, a leading tour guide professional network in Australia at the invitation of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra. The objective of the event was to keep the market presence in Australia for Sri Lanka tourism during the Covid-19 travel restrictions. Read More »
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo hold bilateral discussions in Colombo
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and visiting US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo held discussions this morning (28 October 2020) at the Foreign Ministry, covering several areas of the multifaceted relationship which exists between Sri Lanka and the United States. The discussions followed those with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa earlier in the morning.
During the delegation level official talks, the two sides exchanged views on the economic, Read More »
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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Enrolment of Foreign Students and Students with Foreign Qualifications as Day Scholars for Degree Programmes at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) of Sri Lanka – Academic Year 2020 /2021
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