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Thai Pongal Messages 2018 by the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Thai PongalH.E. the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena and Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have taken the opportunity of wishing all Hindus in Sri Lanka and abroad a happy and prosperous Thai Pongal. The message of H.E. the President in English language can be downloaded under this LINK, the message of Hon. Prime Minister in English language can be downloaded under this LINK.

Special Notice to Sri Lankan Passport Holders Living Abroad

SL PassportAs per Sri Lanka Immigration & Emigration Act of No. 20 of 1948 as amended by Act No. 07 of 2015, it is mandatory to collect the Bio Metrics from all the passport applicants.

Accordingly, all applicants have to provide their Bio Metrics – Finger Prints to Sri Lanka Immigration & Emigration.

In this context, it is mandatory that those applying for passports through Sri Lanka Missions Abroad on or after 1st January 2018 should provide biometrics to the Department of Immigration & Emigration upon their first entry to Sri Lanka. The applicant's departure from Sri Lanka will only be allowed if they comply with this requirement.

Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine attends the 9th World Health Summit (WHS) 15 -17 October 2017

Health SummitHon. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine attended the 9th World Health Summit (WHS) which commenced under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on Sunday 15th October 2017. World Health Summit is held once a year, and it is recognized as the world’s most prominent Forum for addressing global health issues. This time, the Summit was held from 15 -17 October 2017, and featured over 40 sessions and has brought together stakeholders and decision makers from different sectors, representing 100 countries.