Vesak Celebrations at the Sri Lanka High Commission, Canberra

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra celebrated Vesak on 17th May 2019 with the participation of the Sri Lankan Community in Canberra.

This year’s Vesak Programme included a Dhamma Sermon conducted by Venerable Kotapola Upali Thero of the Sri Lanka Canberra Buddhist Vihara. At the end of the Sermon, the Thero transferred merit to the people who lost their lives and invoked blessing to the people who were affected by the tragic events in Sri Lanka. Read More »

Emergency Contact details in Sri Lanka

The following official can be Contacted with regard to any Consular and Media inquiries one the explosions that occurred on 21/04/2019 Sri Lanka

 Consular /Ministry of  Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka

  1. Mr. U.L. Mohommed Jauhar

Director General /Consular Affairs

Mobile:+94 774 513 222


  1. Ms. Sachini Dias

Assistant Director / Consular Affairs

Mobile : +94 766 230 974


 Media/Ministry of  Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka

  1.             Mrs. Saroja Sirisena

Director General / Public Diplomacy

Mobile : +94 777 328 8348


  1.  Mr. Niluka Kadurugamuwa

Director / Public Diplomacy

Mobile : +94 773 398 9623


  1.  Mr.Thulan Bandara

Assistant Director /Public Diplomacy

Mobile : +94 714 253 117



Following the explosions that took place in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, earlier today, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as deceased at the National Hospital in Colombo stands at eleven.  The fatalities are: three (03) from India, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Turkey, three (03) from the UK, and two (02) holding US and UK nationalities.

Additionally, while nine foreign nationals are reported missing, there are twenty five unidentified bodies believed to be of foreigners at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary. Read More »

Tripitaka Week Observed in Canberra

A scholarly presentation on the Significance of Preserving the Pali Tripitaka by Most Venerable Ajhan Sujatho was held on 20, March 2019 at the Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara Canberra to mark the ‘Thripitakabhivandana’ Week of Sri Lanka (16th – 23rd March 2019) which was held in support of Sri Lanka’s application for inscribing the Pali Tripitaka in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

This event was organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra in collaboration with the Australia Sri Lanka Buddhist Association, Canberra. The High Commissioner H.E. S. Skandakumar in his welcome address elaborated the purpose of the event and thanked the Thero for taking time to travel to Canberra to conduct this presentation. Read More »

The Commonwealth team led by Sri Lanka High Commission wins the Anton Muthukumaru Trophy after 20 years

The annual cricket encounter for the Major General Anton Muthukumaru Trophy which is played between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia (DFAT) team and the team of the High Commissions of Commonwealth countries based in Canberra was held on 17th March 2019 at the Mint Oval, Deakin, Canberra. The DFAT, the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) and the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra have been jointly organizing this event annually since 1966. Read More »

Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra Celebrates 71st Anniversary of Independence

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra celebrated the 71st anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka with an official ceremony held in the morning of 4th February followed by an evening ceremony jointly organised with Sri Lanka cricket.

The official ceremony commenced with the hoisting of National Flag.  Two minutes silence was observed to respect all who sacrificed their lives for Sri Lanka’s independence, sovereignty and integrity. The blessings of religious leaders from all faiths; Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian were followed by the reading of messages of H.E the President, Hon. Prime Minister and Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. Read More »

Official Commencement of duties at Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra for the Year 2019

H.E. the High Commissioner and the Staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra officially commenced work in the New Year on 1st January 2019 with a special ceremony.

At this event the National Anthem was sung and two minutes silence was observed in remembrance of the National heroes who scarified their lives for the motherland.  After the traditional oil lamp was lit by all employees the oath of the Public Servants was read, and was followed by H.E. the High Commissioner’s address to the Staff.  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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