Notice on Revision of Procedure for Inbound Travellers to Sri Lanka

The procedure for inbound travellers to Sri Lanka, introduced since March 2020 is hereby revised as follows, based on the joint decision made by the Foreign Ministry, the Department of Immigration and the Civil Aviation Authority and as agreed by the Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Alleviation. The following procedure will take […]

Extension of Visas for Foreigners in Sri Lanka

Considering the spread of COVID – 19 virus in the country, the Government of Sri Lanka has extended the validity period of all types of Visas for Foreigners in Sri Lanka from 07th October 2020 to 05th December 2020.

Statement by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Foreign Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at the 31st Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 03/04 December 2020

Mr President Mr Secretary-General Your Majesties Your Excellencies Distinguished Delegates Ladies and Gentlemen At the outset, I thank H.E. Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly for convening the Special Session in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as proposed by the Non Aligned Movement and Azerbaijan, Chair of the NAM. I convey my deepest condolences […]

Foreign Ministry cautions Sri Lankan travellers

The Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka urges all prospective Sri Lankan travellers both inbound and outbound to be cautious of individuals who demand payment / fee or any form of financial charges to facilitate entry permission to Sri Lanka or any third country. The Foreign Ministry hereby announces that no individual or entity is authorized […]

Performing Consular Services at the Foreign Ministry under COVID-19 Pandemic Situation

The Foreign Ministry has decided to resume document attestation services offered by the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry to limited number of clients per day strictly on prior appointment basis with effect from 11 November 2020, in order to ensure uninterrupted efficient service for the general public in line with the health protective measures […]

A group of Sri Lankans stranded in Cambodia return to Sri Lanka via Singapore.

  The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Bangkok successfully organized the repatriation of a group of Sri Lankans who have been stranded in Cambodia since March 2020, due to the closure of airports and cessation of passenger flights to Sri Lanka due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The group included 16 passengers who were on […]

A Group of 69 Sri Lankans arrive from Thailand.

A Group of 69 Sri Lankans arrive from Thailand A group 69 Sri Lankans who were stranded in various cities in Thailand for nearly two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation were repatriated this evening via a special Maldivian Airlines charter flight Q2 6351, by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Bangkok. The special […]