“Sri Lanka: Asia’s Next Growth Haven” – Sri Lanka Investment Forum, 7-9 June 2021

Join Asia’s first and largest virtual investor forum to understand the FDI and capital market opportunities in Sri Lanka!

The three-day virtual event, jointly organized by the CCC, Board of Investments, and the Colombo Stock Exchange, intends to showcase the country’s attractive opportunities and its investment-attractive landscape making Sri Lanka as Asia’s next growth haven.

Senior government leaders, high level executives of public and private companies, global experts, investment bankers, advisory firms, and other stakeholders will participate at the said event. Read More »

Entry Requirement for Sri Lankans Lifted

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 »

Commonwealth Team wins Anton Muttukumaru Trophy  2021

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 President,
Madam High Commissioner,
Distinguished Ambassadors,
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 »

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.


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