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Last update:Mon, 15 Feb 2021

Sri Lanka Missions in South Asia work towards ensuring safety of Sri Lankan expatriates in the region

CrestThe Sri Lanka Missions in South Asia, in collaboration with the Foreign Ministry, have been closely engaging with the Sri Lankan communities overseas and are working towards assisting and facilitating the many Sri Lankan expatriates in the region in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. Mission wise, databases of Sri Lankan students and other expatriates are being compiled by the Missions with a view to keeping in close contact and ensuring their welfare at all times.


Sri Lanka Consulate in Guangzhou coordinates transportation of Medical Equipment donated by the Sri Lankan community in Guangzhou and other areas of China

CrestThe Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou coordinated the collection of donation items worth RMB 75,000, consisting 35 boxes(501.8 kg) of protective clothing and medical equipment from the Sri Lankan community in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan and other areas of China and arranged its transportation as diplomatic cargo through Shanghai, with the assistance of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Shanghai, for urgent distribution among Medical and other frontline staff fighting against the COVID-19 epidemic in Sri Lanka. The cargo left for Sri Lanka from Shanghai through a Sri Lankan Airlines flight on 28 March 2020.

Consulate of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou, 30 March 2020

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - Extension of visas of Sri Lankans who are facing difficulties to leave Germany due to the current restrictions in international travel

CrestThe Federal Foreign Office of Germany has informed that the Immigration Authorities of the federal states will follow the simplified procedures in extending visas (Residence permit (D visa) and Schengen visa (C visa)) of the foreign nationals who could not leave Germany due to the current restrictions in international travel and the associated difficulties before the expiry of the validity of the visa or residence permit.