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 »

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 »

Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) 2021: Sri Lanka’s First-Ever Virtual Design Festival

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

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 »

Commencement of Work in the Year 2021 at the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra

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 »

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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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