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Restrictions on issuing passports to Sri Lankan Citizens lifted

admin/ June 1, 2016/ /

The Government has today, 1 June 2016, issued a circular ending the restrictions placed in March 2011 on the issuance of passports to Sri Lankan citizens resident abroad who, at different times, were compelled to leave Sri Lanka due to conflict or political reasons. Read more

Sri Lanka as a Vantage Point for International Film Making

admin/ May 25, 2016/ /

The 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, one of the key events in the international entertainment calendar, from 11th to 22nd May 2016, in the city of Cannes, South of France saw the Sri Lanka flag fly high at the International Film Market for the first time. The Marché du Film is the most important event of the film industry. This

Account Information for Disaster Relief Monetary Donations

admin/ May 24, 2016/ /

The Government of Sri Lanka has set up Bank Accounts to which monetary donations for Disaster Relief may be sent by well wishers in local and foreign currency. Monetary Donations may be also made at your nearest Sri Lanka Embassy / Mission. Read more

Ministers brief Diplomatic Community on Flood Situation

admin/ May 20, 2016/ /

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, together with the Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and the Minister of Health & Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne briefed the Heads of Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations based in Colombo, on the flood and landslide situation in the country, yesterday Thursday 19 May 2016 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more

Two UN Special Rapporteurs to undertake a Joint Visit to Sri Lanka from 29 April to 7 May 2016

admin/ April 27, 2016/ /

The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mónica Pinto, and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez, will undertake a joint visit to Sri Lanka from 29 April to 7 May 2016, at the invitation of the Government. While the previous UN Special Rapporteur on torture visited