2019 Prime Minister’s XI v Sri Lanka

All Sri Lankan Community in Canberra,

Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra requests Sri Lankan Community to participate in the above Cricket Match at Manuka Oval, Canberra.

Date            :  Thursday, 24 October 2019

Time            :    7.10 PM

Your participation contributes to strengthening Sri Lanka-Australia mutual relationship further.

Encourage & Cheers Up Players!

Sri Lanka High Commissioner appreciates Australia’s continues commitment to address CKDu health issue in Sri Lanka

Professor Richard Banati, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sysdeny who also holds an ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization) Distinguished Researcher Fellowship paid a courtesy call on High Commissioner J.C. Weliamuna on 16th October 2019.

During the meeting, Professor Richard Banati briefed on the ongoing progress in the research collaboration between ANSTO and the Sri Lankan Presidential Taskforce on the Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease Read More »

The Sixth Meeting of Australia-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group(JWG) on Counter People Smuggling and other Transnational Crime concludes in Canberra

The Sixth Meeting of Australia-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group(JWG)  on Counter People Smuggling and other Transnational Crime was successfully concluded in Canberra on 11th October 2019. The meeting was held under the co–chairmanship of General S.H.S. Kottegoda (Rtd.), Secretary Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka and Mr. Hamish Hansford, Acting Deputy Secretary, Policy Group, Department of Home Affairs, Australia. Read More »

Volunteers for Sri Lanka Festival – 2019 in Canberra

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra invites volunteers for the forthcoming “Sri Lanka Festival- 2019” scheduled  for  Saturday, 09th November 2019 from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at the High Commission premises at No.61, Hampton Circuit,  Yarralumla.

The interested persons who wish to serve as volunteers at the above event are kindly requested to send their details to admin@slhcaust.org or contact Mr. Dharmapala Weerakoddy, Minister, High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra on Mobile No: 042-7114444 for necessary arrangements.

Mr. Pär Liljert, Chief of Mission – IOM Australia; Coordinator and Advisor for New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific pays a courtesy call on High Commissioner J.C. Weliamuna

Mr. Pär Liljert, Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Australia; Coordinator and Advisor for New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific paid a courtesy call on High Commissioner J.C. Weliamuna on 03rd October 2019.

During the meeting,   Mr. Pär elaborated on the IOM’s scope of work particularly the IOM’s Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme Read More »

Sri Lanka Festival in Canberra – 2019

The High Commissioner and the staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission kindly request all Sri Lankans and well – wishers in Australia to save the date, Saturday, 09th  November 2019 to join the upcoming “Sri Lanka Festival” to be held at the premises of the Mission in Yarralumla.

The above festival will be an exciting and fun-filled celebration of Sri Lanka, its food, culture and most importantly, its people. The visitors to the event would be able to enjoy Sri Lankan food and beverages, dance and music, art and crafts, tourism information, children’s activities and much more.



ICC T20 World Cup (Australia 2020)

ICC T20 World Cup Organizing Team comprising of Mr. Nick Hockley, General Manager, Government Relations & Host Cities of ICC T20 World Cup 2020 accompanied by   Mr. Sam Watson, General Manager and Mr. Luke Wiman, Host City Manager, visited the High Commission on 24th September 2019 and paid a courtesy call on the High Commissioner J.C. Weliamuna.

The ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in Australia in 2020.  The Women’s World Cup and the World Cup T20 Tournament are scheduled in mid-February 2020 and in October 2020 respectively. Read More »

Comment of the Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary General


Following the statement of the Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary General yesterday (25 September 2019) that the UN Department of Peace Operations has decided to repatriate a Sri Lankan Army unit and individual officers currently serving with UN Peacekeeping due to concerns on the appointment of Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, the Government of Sri Lanka is in discussion on this issue with the UN.  Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs who is leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the 74th General Assembly Session is scheduled to discuss this matter with the Under Secretary General of the UN Department of Peace Operations, on Friday, 27 September 2019.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs


26 September 2019

Bring a Friend Home to Sri Lanka | High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra, Australia Partnership

Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra is pleased to inform that Cinnamon Hotel, Colombo has launched an initiative to support the recovery plan for tourism in Sri Lanka – “Bring a Friend Home Campaign”.

The  Cinnamon Hotel, Colombo invites all Sri Lankans living abroad to encourage  fellow Sri Lankans as well as their family and friends living overseas  to visit the island  over the next few months through this programmes.

With Cinnamon’s Bring  a Friend Home SL programme  you can invite your friends to Sri Lanka for great discounted packages and win amazing prizes for you and your friends.

This great offer is valid for travels to Sri Lanka within 1st  August 2019 to 15th  December 2019. Bookings can be made before 15th December  2019.

Please refer to the following weblink to see detailed Note on First-Ever Bring a Friend Home Campaign and communication materials regarding the above campaign.


For more information , please feel free to contact +94(0) 70 5956308 or e-mail: hasara @cinnamonhotels.com


High Commissioner J.C. Weliamuna presents credentials

The newly appointed High Commissioner Mr. J.C. Weliamuna PC presented Letters of Credence on 20th September 2019 to the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurly AC DSC (Retd) . The ceremony which was held at the Government House was attended by Ms. Penny Williams, Deputy Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) representing   Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women, Australia. 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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