January 27, 2020
On the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing today, submitted an application to land a Sri Lankan Airlines aircraft in Wuhan city airport to airlift 32 Sri Lankan students including their family members. The Embassy is closely following up with the Foreign Ministry of China and Foreign Affairs Office of the Wuhan Province to expedite the process of obtaining clearance for the landing of the aircraft, as soon as they are allowed to travel out of their present locations.
The Ministry, Embassy and Consulate Generals are also working with the Sri Lankan Airlines in seeking to operationalize instructions to bring back all other Sri Lankan students presently in China. Read More »
January 15, 2020
In a phenomenally empathetic gesture, thousands of Army personnel at island-wide Security Force HQs, Training Schools and Army formations simultaneously joined hands together sharp at 7.00 pm today (14) and prayed for speedy healing and recovery for the affected in Australia, Dawn of prosperity to all Sri Lankans and the World in 2020 while transferring merits to Aussies and animals, perished in raging bushfires and all those who had laid lives in natural and man-made disasters.
This gesture for spiritual healing, one of the mammoth collective efforts of the Army was the brainchild of the acting Chief of Defence Staff & Commander of the Army, Read More »
January 2, 2020
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 Wednesday, 01 January 2020 at its premises.
The programme commenced with the hoisting of the national flag by the Acting High Commissioner followed by the singing of the national anthem by the staff. Afterwards, two minutes silence was observed to commemorate the war heroes and others who sacrificed their lives on behalf of the motherland. Thereafter, the staff of the High Commission took the “Oath of Public Servants” pledging to work, efficiently and productively throughout the year. Read More »
December 6, 2019
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 »
November 29, 2019
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.
November 29, 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/
November 25, 2019
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 .
November 22, 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 »
November 20, 2019
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
November 19, 2019
The Export Development Board of Sri Lanka has informed that an official website on the Sri Lanka participation at EXPO 2020 Dubai was launched on 17th October 2019 by Hon. Nalin Bandara, Deputy Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade.
The official website address is https://www.expo2020srilanka.lk