Visit of Hon Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs to Australia on the invitation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake met Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on 26th March during a visit to Australia on the invitation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The two Ministers discussed bilateral issues ranging from the strong people to people links and growing economic relations, to cooperation in countering transnational crimes. Read More »
The fees levied by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Australia for Consular services will be revised with effect from 1st March 2018.
The basis for the revision is the notification issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, under Consular Functions Act No 04 of 1981, and gazetted by the Government of Sri Lanka under Gazette Extraordinary No 2057/35 dated Friday, February 09, 2018.
The revised fees can be viewed here.
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The Sri Lanka High Commission hosted a tea party to diplomatic envoys in Canberra and Australians government officials on 12th February to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence.
The envoys were served a refreshing glass of iced tea on arrival to quench their thirst on a hot February afternoon in Canberra. They were then invited to browse the photo exhibition depicting significant moments from Sri Lanka Australia relations spanning over 70 years. Following the formal proceedings High Commissioner S. Skandakumar and the Chief of Protocol Ms Lyndall Sachs cut the special cake to mark the occasion. Read More »
70th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence was celebrated at the High Commission in Canberra on 4th February with the participation of over 300 guests from the Sri Lankan community.
After thanking the clergy representing Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity for their blessings, High Commissioner Somasundaram Skandakumar paid tribute to the Venerable Medauyangoda Dhammawimala Thero of the Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara, Canberra for his wonderful message on national unity.
Christmas was celebrated at the High Commission in Canberra with the participation of the Sri Lankan community on the 16th of December
Rev. Father Kevin Harris delivered a blessing and a message highlighting the true meaning of Christmas. He referred to the modest surroundings in which Baby Jesus was born as a reminder to all of the humility associated with the spirit of Christmas.
Vibrantly colourful and authentic portrayal of traditional Sri Lankan dance and drumming by the State Dance Ensemble led by its Artistic Director and renowned choreographer, dancer and drummer Ravibandhu Vidyapathy, enthralled all present at the Sri Lanka Festival 2017 on Saturday 25th November in Canberra. They performed several items throughout the day starting with namaskara gaatha and Saraswathie Pooja and going on to low country, and Kandyan dancing traditions, with the grand finale of Bheri Vrunda or Drum Orchestra, that resonated throughout the grounds.
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.
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- 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.
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