High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi works towards ensuring safety and welfare of Sri Lankan students in India PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 27 March 2020 11:43

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi, in collaboration with the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai, is in the process of compiling a comprehensive database of Sri Lankan students currently in India. There are approximately 600 Sri Lankan students all over India dispersed throughout various States.

The High Commission is constantly in touch with student groups and their institutions scattered across India, and working on ensuring their safety and welfare.  A mobile hotline has been established for the students to contact the High Commission 24/7, and mobile telephone numbers of the diplomatic staff have also been made available to them.  

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Web Portal ‘Contact Sri Lanka’ PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 27 March 2020 10:58

A new web portal ‘Contact Sri Lanka’ has been launched by the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka for Overseas Sri Lankans to register their basic contact details for support needed during COVID-19. This will also allow the Government to reach out and provide assistance during any emergency such as COVID-19.

The web portal is hosted on the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Relations www.mfa.gov.lk and also could be accessed at www.contactsrilanka.mfa.gov.lk.

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi kindly invites all Sri Lankans living in India to register voluntarily on this platform.

 
Limitation of the Consular Services provided by the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:04

Taking in to consideration the evolving global circumstances and high risk associated with COVID-19, until further notice, the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi has limited its consular services to the following, in order to minimize the exposure/spread of the virus amongst Sri Lankans:

1) Issuance of Emergency Travel Document for Sri Lankan Citizens

2) Issuance of Certifications related to death of Sri Lankan National

3) Any other emergency services considered necessary

4) Urgent Inquiries regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

The following Mobile Hotline has been established by the High Commission for those Sri Lankans who seek consular assistance:

+91 9650029754

All Sri Lankans in India may contact the mobile hotline for emergency consular services as mentioned above.

 
All Buddhist pilgrims stranded in India repatriated PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Sunday, 22 March 2020 07:24

With a total of 48 Buddhist pilgrims returning in the last SriLankan Airlines dedicated flight that departed New Delhi at 05:10 hrs. today (22) before India closed its airports for inward commercial passenger flights, all Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims who were stranded in India have now returned to Sri Lanka.

Earlier in the day, another dedicated SriLankan Airlines aircraft that left Chennai at 03:00 hrs. brought 97 Buddhist pilgrims to Colombo, making a total of 145 pilgrims returning to Sri Lanka on 22 March.

On 21 March, a total of 298 pilgrims left New Delhi by SriLankan Airlines flight UL196, which departed Indira Gandhi International Airport at 19:31 hrs.

By the time the Government of Sri Lanka announced a temporary closure of airports in Sri Lanka for inward commercial passenger aircraft, there were approximately 1500 Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims in India. Since then, all these pilgrims left India, earlier by scheduled commercial flights and later by dedicated SriLankan Airlines aircraft that were operated to bring back stranded pilgrims.   

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COVID-19 cases in the SAARC Member States PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Sunday, 22 March 2020 05:06


Read Highlights and Situation .. http://www.covid19-sdmc.org/


 


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