Digitalization of Arrival and Departure Facilities

Facilities have been provided to complete the Arrival cards by foreigners coming to Sri Lanka and Departure cards by Sri Lankans leaving the country through online with effect from 01.01.2023.

Accordingly the ari passengers have been facilitated to fill this card online three days prior to their travel, visiting the official website: of the Department of Immigration and Emigration or through the link:  web page.  Thereby it enable the passengers to complete the immigration and emigration formalities without any inconvenience.

Please visit :

The Controller-General, Department of Immigration and Emigration


Iconic Australian Monuments to be illuminated for Sri Lanka

11 (eleven) iconic Australian National monuments will be illuminated in the colours of Sri Lankan National flag to mark the 75th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence and the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic relations between Australia and Sri Lanka.

The illumination of iconic monuments will symbolise the enduring multifaceted, mutually respectful partnership between Australia and Sri Lanka. The role and contribution of Sri Lanka’s expatriate community to the ever-flourishing bilateral relations remain of paramount importance.

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra considers the occasion of lighting up iconic monuments in Australia in Sri Lanka flag colours momentous and historic.

The Sri Lanka High Commission sincerely appreciates Australia for this warm gesture.

We invite our fellow Sri Lankans living in Australia to Preserve this historic moment with photography or videography and share it on social media for a chance to win a return trip to Sri Lanka*. Please use the #SLAUS75 #SrilankanAirlinesAustralia, and tag Sri Lanka High Commission, Australia’s Facebook page, when sharing to be eligible.



1 Old Parliament House – Canberra, ACT 4th February 2023
2 The Royal Australian Mint – Canberra, ACT 6th February 2023
3 The Queensland Parliament – Brisbane, QLD 4th February 2023
4 Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne, VIC 4th February 2023
5 Council House, City of Perth, WA 5th February 2023
6 Matagarup Bridge, Perth, WA 3rd February 2023
7 Sky Ribbon, Perth, WA 3rd February 2023
8 Mount Street Bridge, Perth, WA 3rd February 2023
9 Northbridge Tunnel, Perth,WA 3rd February 2023
10 Joondalup Drive Bridge, Perth, WA 3rd February 2023
11 Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane, QLD 4th February 2023

International Summit for Quality Education – 2023

“Conference, Networking, Expo, and Awards on Education for Sustainable Development”
30th, 31st Jan. & 1st of Feb. 2023 – At the Colombo, Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka High Commission Public Holidays 2023

i 6th January 2023  (Friday)  Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day SL
ii 26th January 2023  (Thursday)  Australia Day AUS
iii 04th February 2023 (Saturday) Independence Day SL
iv 13th March 2023 (Monday) Canberra Day AUS
v 07th  April 2023 (Friday) Good Friday SL/AUS
vi 10th April 2023 (Monday)  Easter Monday AUS
vii 14th   April 2023 (Friday)  Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day SL
viii  22nd  April  2023 (Saturday) Ramazan Festival Day SL
ix 5th May 2023 (Friday) Vesak Full Moon Poya Day SL
x 29th May 2023(Monday) Reconciliation Day  AUS
xi 12th  June 2023 (Monday)  Birthday of the Sovereign AUS
xii 03rd  July 2023 (Monday) Adhi Esala Full Moon Poya Day SL
xiii 29th September 2023 (Friday) Binara Full Moon Poya Day  SL
xiv 02nd  October 2023 (Monday)  Labour Day AUS
xv 12th November 2023 (Sunday) Deepavali Festival Day  SL
xvi  25th December 2023 (Monday) Christmas Day SL/AUS
xvii 26th December 2023 (Tuesday)  Boxing day AUS


The Sri Lanka Gem & Jewellery Association hosts FACETS SRI LANKA 2023 – THE PREMIER EDITION From the 7th to 9th January 2023 At Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Sri Lanka. (To see the details of the event, Please click here)



Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau along with the Negombo Hoteliers Association will be organizing a special FIFA fan Zone from 1st to 20th December 2022.

Please find attached herewith the special packages offered in this regard.


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International Water Conference (IWC) from 14 – 16 December 2022- Colombo, Sri Lanka

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) is organizing the International Water Conference from 14 – 16 December 2022, at “Centre of Excellence for Water & Sanitation – Cews” in Colombo. (To see the details Pleasse Click Here)

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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