High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

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.   

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/

Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India coordinate early return of Buddhist pilgrims to Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 13:27

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi and the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai, in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, are effectively coordinating and facilitating the arrangements for the early return of Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims currently in India. These measures come in the wake of the travel and other restrictions that have arisen due to the rapidly spreading Covid-19.

Statement to the Press by the Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Hyderabad House, New Delhi, 08 February 2020 PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Saturday, 15 February 2020 14:20

Ayubowan! Namaste!

I am very pleased to be here in New Delhi, undertaking my first official visit abroad since assuming office as the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Modi and I discussed several important issues this morning. Our discussions were premised on the outcome of the discussions that Prime Minister Modi held with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during his very successful State Visit to India in November of last year.


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