High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

Updates on Sri Lankan Students in Northern India PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Saturday, 28 March 2020 11:04

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 with a view to ensuring their safety and welfare.

There are approximately 700 Sri Lankan students all over India dispersed throughout various States. In Northern India, so far, 475 Sri Lankan students have registered themselves with the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi. The number of students in each State in Northern India is as follows:

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Special request by the Government to Sri Lankan expats PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Saturday, 28 March 2020 05:58

The Government urges Sri Lankan expatriates who wish to return to their Motherland to safely remain where they are now until the risk of COVID – 19 virus minimized.

The Government has taken several effective initiatives to prevent the spread of the pathogen. In order to stop the virus coming into the country and its spread, the Government had completely banned overseas arrivals.

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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.

 


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