This thrice blessed day of Vesak being most important in the Buddhist calendar, dawns with sacred significance. While commemorating the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing away, it is a revered occasion, to venerate his Teachings based on the concept of compassion, by participating in activities of piety and giving of alms, through devotion to service of humanity. Read more…..
ARTICLE OF SRI LANKA TEA BOARD ON THE OCCASION OF CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL TEA DAY – 21ST MAY 2022
International Tea Day is a United Nations observance celebrated annually on May 21 to express the economical, biological and physical benefits of tea. It was inaugurated by the General Assembly and essentially replaced the unofficial observance of the same name, which used to be celebrated on December 15 in tea producing countries. The observance of International Tea Day is promoted and facilitated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in collaboration with other relevant organizations and stakeholders. Read More »
Ayubowan and Welcome back to the paradise island of Sri Lanka. As we open our doors to the world once again ; we’ve pulled out all the stops, ensuring that every precautionary measure has been set in place to make your island getaway as safe, secure and serene as possible. In your preparation to explore the wild and wonderful, we’d like to bring your attention to the ‘things you need to know ‘ for your safety as you make your way to an amazing time that is So Sri Lanka!
We are so looking forward to welcome you! Click the link ….
75th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Australia: Call for Stories
In line with the 75th Anniversary of establishment of Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Australia, the Australian High Commission in Colombo is in the process of collecting successful stories from Sri Lankans living in Australia to feature in the Australian High Commission’s Anniversary Web Site (https://www.75yearsaustraliasrilanka.com/).
The stories would be within 500-700 words in length. Interested Sri Lankans who wish to share their successful stories, are kindly requested to e-mail the stories to Sri Lanka High Commission (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before 24th March, 2022 as per the format given with this link.
The Australian Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews met Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris on 20 December 2021 at the Foreign Ministry during her official visit to Sri Lanka and discussed avenues for enhanced cooperation on a broad spectrum of areas.
The Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction with Australia’s significant involvement in preventing people smuggling and transnational crimes in Sri Lanka as well as in the region. The Minister reiterated that the vibrant partnership between Australia and Sri Lanka exemplified the highly effective and successful collaboration between the two countries in the field of preventing people smuggling and border security matters. Read More »
Online submission of COVID – 19 Vaccination certificates and PCR test results to facilitate swift completion of arrival formalities at ports of entry into Sri Lanka
All Sri Lankans and Foreigners are requested to upload their vaccine certificates and PCR test results to the following link in order to facilitate swift completion of arrival formalities at ports of entry into Sri Lanka:
While the above documents can also be submitted on arrival in hard copy, online uploading of the certificates and carrying copies of the same with the traveller would ensure swift completion of formalities without any delays.
The Ministry of Fisheries has developed a plan for interested parties who are keen in Investing in the Fisheries Industry in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka for years have has been exporting high value and superior quality Seafood to the Global Markets with its Strategic Location and Resources in the Indian Ocean.
The main exports include Tuna, Mud Crab, Shrimp and Sea Cucumber. With Marine Resources around the Island and Natural Water Resources Inland, Sri Lanka is looking to Intensify Aquaculture Farming to meet the demands of the Global Markets and engage in Sustainable Fishing. More details …..
SLTPB/SLCG Press Release with Q & A – The Australian government recently revealed our overseas travel ban will be lifted in mid-November. What restrictions are in place for international travellers entering Sri Lanka? – Issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in association with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney. Click on ….
The Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra, Australia provides Consular services to persons residing in Australia and countries of accreditation which include New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
For telephone inquiries for the following Consular Services, call between 9:00 am and 12.30 pm - Mondays to Fridays. (Note: Public Holidays of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra – 2023)
- New Passports
- Issuing Visas
- Dual Citizenship
- Registration of Birth
- Registration of Deaths
- Registration of Marriages
- Applications for Police Clearance and Child AdoptionProcedures
- Sri Lankan Pensions
- Other Consular Srvices
The Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra will provide extended Consular Services on Saturdays upon request. For Security reasons, please make an appointment prior to visiting the High Commission on Saturdays.
If you wish to contact this High Commission by telephone, fax or e-mail for further information you may use the contact details given under "contact us" in the main menu of this website.
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.Register
61 Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra
Tel: +61 2 6198 3756
Consular Inquiries: +61 2 6198 3762
Fax: +61 2 6198 3760
Office hours: Mon - Fri 9.00am - 4.45pm
Consular hours: Mon - Fri - 9.30 am - 1.30 p.m Inquiries after that can be sent by email. (Note: Public Holidays of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra – 2023)