Last update:Mon, 04 Mar 2024

Aruni Wijewardane appointed Foreign Secretary

ForminSealMs. Aruni Wijewardane has been appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with effect from 20th May 2022. She will assume duties at the Ministry on 23rd May 2022.

Media Release - Sri Lanka Missions abroad generate Rs.3,221 million in the year 2021

ForminSealThe attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is drawn to a news article published on 20 May 2022 on expenses pertaining to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Media Statement - Sri Lanka rejects motion on alleged genocide adopted in Canadian Parliament

ForminSealThe Government of Sri Lanka notes with regret the adoption of a motion in the Canadian Parliament on the alleged genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka and recognizing May 18 as Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day. The Government categorically rejects the blatantly false allegation of genocide contained in the parliamentary motion with reference to Sri Lanka, which contradicts the official position of the Canadian Government, i.e., that "it has not made a finding that there was genocide in Sri Lanka."

Landing Requirements to Sri Lanka for Tourists / Foreign Passport Holders / Sri Lankans

CivilAviationAuthority1. As per the health guidelines issued on 18th April 2022 by the Director General of Health Services, fully vaccinated travellers do not need to take pre-boarding and on arrival ( day 01) Covid-19 test (PCR or Rapid Antigen test) before travelling to Sri Lanka.

Media Release - Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court sentences six of the accused to death for the murder of Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara Diyawadanage

ForminSealThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the verdict by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Gujranwala, Pakistan on 18 April, 2022 sentencing six accused to death in the killing of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara Diyawadanage who worked as a manager at a private factory in Sialkot, Pakistan.