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The Airport Arrival Terminal Continues to be closed Passengers

Special Notice : Restrictions in the time of Consular Services

Urgent and Important: To All Airlines

Suspension of Visas in Sri Lanka due to the COVID – 19 Outbreak – VI

Notice: Extension of Sri Lankan Visa

72-hour deadline for foreign nationals has been LIFTED by the IATF

1. Foreign nationals can leave the country at ANY TIME between 18 March – 15 April.

2. There is no rush to evacuate your nationals from the different tourist destinations outside Luzon or to bring them to Luzon/Manila.

3. As long as their visa is valid, they can choose to remain in the country. However, they will be required to observe the local government rules if their present location is under quarantine.

4. If they are in Luzon, they will be allowed to travel to the nearest international airport only within 24 hours prior to their scheduled departure, as proven by his/her travel itinerary or eticket. Outside of that timeframe, they will be subject to the lockdown/restrictions on movement. They may be accosted by law enforcement officers if they are seen loitering in public.

5. Concerns and issues raised other than the above will be tackled/resolved by the IATF during its next meeting.

Memorandum from the Executive Secretary Office of the President of the Philippines

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Immigration Guidelines on Community Quarantine

Suspension of On – Arrival Visas in Sri Lanka due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

March 13, 2020

The Government of Sri Lanka has temporarily suspended the  on-arrival Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) visa facility for foreigners arriving in Sri Lanka holding Normal/Ordinary Passports with effect from 1200 noon ( Sri Lanka Time) on  14th March 2020 until further notice.

The foreigners who hold Diplomatic (or) Official Passports are exempted from the above mentioned visa suspension.

The citizens of Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles are also exempted from above mentioned visa suspension.

The Foreigners who intend to visit Sri Lanka for purposes deemed necessary are required to obtain necessary visas prior to their arrival in Sri Lanka , through the following channels:

  1. Online (through ETA Website www.eta.gov.lk)
  2. Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions and Posts abroad
  3. Head Office of the Department of Immigration & Emigration of Sri Lanka.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Manila

Implementing free visa scheme for designated countries

Those who hold passports of listed countries and travel to Sri Lanka from 26.02.2020 to 30.04.2020 for tourist purposes are exempted paying ETA fee (applicable for 30 days), in view of enhancing tourist arrivals from designated countries.

However, any foreign national who will be visiting Sri Lanka for a short period is required to apply ETA and ensure pre approval before the journey to avoid unnecessary delays at the port of entry and adhere with enhanced pre clearance.

The list of countries is as follows.

  • Thailand
  • 28 countries under European Union

{Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,   Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,   Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,    Slovenia,   Spain and Sweden.}

  • United States of America
  • United  Kingdom
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • New Zealand
  • Malaysia
  • Switzerland
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Ukraine
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Iceland

The overnight Pirith Chanting Ceremony to invoke the Blessings upon the Sri Lankans as well as the People of the whole world, 7th March 2020

 



The Embassy of Sri Lanka

will be closed on Monday, 12th August 2019

on account of 

“Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji Festival Day)”

The Embassy will resume work on

Tuesday, 13th August 2019


Implementing free visa scheme for designated countries

Those who hold passports of listed countries and travel to Sri Lanka from 01.08.2019 to 31.01.2020 for tourist purposes are exempted paying ETA fee, in view of enhancing tourist arrivals from designated countries.

However, any foreign national who will be visiting Sri Lanka for a short period is required to apply ETA and ensure pre approval before the journey to avoid unnecessary delays at the port of entry and adhere with enhanced pre clearance.

The list of countries is as follows.

  • Thailand
  • 28 countries under European Union

{Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,   Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,   Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,    Slovenia,   Spain and Sweden.}

  • United States of America
  • United  Kingdom
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • New Zealand
  • Malaysia
  • Switzerland
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Ukraine
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Iceland

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Wishing you Happy and Peaceful Eid Celebration


Sri Lanka Embassy closed on 5 June 2019


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Colombo International Logistics Conference

The Colombo International Maritime Conference (CIMC) with the support of the Government of Sri Lanka is in the process of organizing the first ever Colombo International Logistics Conference which is scheduled to be held on 01 to 02 August 2019 at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The event is expected to highlight the logistics and freight forwarding related companies and organizations both local and international to showcase Sri Lanka’s potential as a logistical hub.

Sri Lanka is known as a mega transshipment location in South Asia and is the fastest growing one among major ports of the world with the rank of 11th best connected port in the world of shipping.

For more information, interested parties may contact CIMC Events at Tel. Nos. +94 773820703 / +94 113560844, email at info@cimc.lk , visit their website at www.cimc.lk , or contact the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila at Tel. No. (02) 812-0124 to 25, email at slemb.manila@mfa.gov.lk.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Manila
05 April 2019


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Medical Degree for Foreign Students in Sri Lanka

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka is now calling application for the MBBS Degree Program for foreign students.

Application can be downloaded in the website of University Grant Commission of Sri Lanka at www.ugc.ac.lk.

For more details, visit www.ugc.ac.lk or contact email at foreignadmissions@ugc.ac.lk

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Manila


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Holiday Notice:

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila will be closed on 24 to 25 December 2018 in observance of public holidays. For emergency concerns, kindly email us at slemb.manila@mfa.gov.lk

The Embassy will resume work on Wednesday, 26th December 2018.

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Vacancy Notice

                 Foreign Ministry website

 

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A new interface of the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been launched. The URL for the website remains the same, at:- http://www.mfa.gov.lk

The new interface has been designed to be mobile responsive and accessible across different devices, platforms and browsers; to provide a more user-friendly interface for the web-user and public.

Comprehensive updated information in important sections such as key profiles, contact details of ministry officials and divisions; contact details of Sri Lanka Missions abroad and Foreign Missions / Organizations in Sri Lanka; and detailed information on the range of consular services available to the public, are presently online. These sections will also be made available in Sinhala and Tamil, shortly.

Contact details of Sri Lanka Missions abroad are listed and categorized for quick access, and can be searched on a map indicating regions of the world. With a view to providing better information to the public, the Mission entry also indicates the current time of the country where the Mission is located, and the time difference from where the user has logged into the site.

The new interface is part of the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to improve service delivery and to provide information to the general public.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Colombo
20 April 2018


Buddha Rashmi – National Vesak Festival 2018

The teachings of the Buddha are observed and illustrated on Vesak, which signifies the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinibbāna of the Great Teacher. Buddha Rashmi Vesak, which is the national festival organised by the Gangaramaya Temple and Prime Minister’s Office, will this year too lighten up the city of Colombo in vibrant and spiritual illuminations from April 29th, 30th & May 01st, 02nd at the Hunupitiya, Gangaramaya Temple and the Temple Trees.

The event will reflect the teachings of Lord Buddha and traditional Buddhist culture.

This festival will consist of numerous events such as exposition of Lord Buddha’s relics from Saranath, India, Gandara relics from Taxila, Pakistan and historical Buddhist artefacts from Nepal.

The organizers will decorate with Vesak lanterns, Pandols and Vesak illuminations highlighting the Buddhist historical stories in the vicinity of Hunupitiya Gangaramaya Temple and streets in Colombo.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Manila
17th April 2018
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The Embassy of Sri Lanka

will be closed on

Friday, 13th  April 2018 

in account of the

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day

 

The Embassy  will resume work on Monday, 16th April 2018


“Ayurveda Expo 2018”- International Indigenous Healthcare Exhibition: 13, 14, & 15 July 2018 at BMICH

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The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka in association with the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine is in the process of organizing the “Ayurveda Expo 2018” – International Indigenous Healthcare Exhibition which will be held on 13, 14, & 15 July 2018 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The expo will be an opportunity for interested Filipinos who are focused on manufacturing  of  Ayurveda/herbal, nature  friendly health  foods  and beverages, health resorts/spas, Ayurveda Hospitals/clinics, Educational Institutions,Yoga, acupuncture, Homeopathy, beauty care products, herbal  cosmetic products,  etc.

For more information, please contact the Secretary General/National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka via Telephone: +94 11 4741788, 2689600/ Fax: +94 11 2689596, 2699603/ Email: sg@nationalchamber.lk or the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila at Telephone No.: (+632) 812-0124 to 25/ Email: slembmanila@pldtdsl.net

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Manila


The Embassy of Sri Lanka

will be closed on

Thursday, 29th  March 2018 and Friday, 30th March 2018

in account of the

Maundy Thursday” and “Good Friday”

 

The Embassy  will resume work on Monday, 02nd April 2018


Presidential Scholarship for Foreign Students – 2017/18

Presidential Scholarship

The Government of Sri Lanka is now calling applications for the Presidential Scholarships for Undergraduate Studies for Foreign Students for the academic year 2017/18.

The application can be downloaded in the website of the Ministry of Higher Education & Highways, www.mohe.gov.lk

The application for the scholarships should be forwarded to the Ministry of Higher Education & Highways on or before 16th April 2018 through the following address:

Ministry of Higher Education & Highways
No. 18, Ward Place
Colombo 07
Sri Lanka

Those applicants who does not have adequate time to send the hardcopy prior to the deadline should scan and email their application to the Ministry of Higher Education & Highways through addsec-dev@mohe.gov.lk

For more details, please visit the website at www.mohe.gov.lk or contact the Embassy of Sri Lanka, Manila at (+632) 812-0124 to 25 or email at slembmanila@pldtdsl.net

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Manila


VACANCY NOTICE FOR A POST OF DRIVER

Vacancy Notice


Revision of Consular Fees with effect from 1st March 2018

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Colombo Bridal Week- 21st to 26th March 2018

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Colombo Bridal Week was organized by M/s GIDA International (Pvt) Ltd. in partnership with National Gem and Jewellery Authority of Sri Lanka will be held at Hotel Galadari and the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksha Theatre, Colombo, Sri Lanka from 21st March to 26th March 2018.

This event will include an International Gem Show, a Sri Lankan Jewellery Show, a Gem Auction and a Jewellery Branding Model Show.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Manila
26th February 2018


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The Embassy of Sri Lanka

will be closed on

Tuesday, 13th  February 2018

in observance of  Maha Shiva Rathri Day

 

The Embassy  will resume work on Wednesday, 14th February 2018


Invitation to “Yowun Puraya Youth Festival” – An International Youth Camp, Nikawaratiya in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka from 28th March to 1st of April 2018

Invitation to Yowun Puraya Youth Festival


Medical Degree for Foreign Students in Sri Lanka

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka is now calling application for the Medical Degree Program for foreign students for the Academic Year 2018-2019.

Application can be downloaded in the website of University Grant Commission of Sri Lanka at www.ugc.ac.lk

Closing date for submitting application will be on 28 April 2018.

For more details, visit www.ugc.ac.lk or contact email at foreignadmissions@ugc.ac.lk

Embassy of Sri Lanka,
Manila


The Embassy of Sri Lanka

will be closed on

Monday, 1st January 2018

in observance of  New Year’s Day


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will be closed on

Monday, 25th December 2017

in observance of Christmas Day


Applications for postgraduate Studies-PGIA

UNIVERSITY OF PERADENIYA

Academic Year 2018

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Collection of Biometrics from Passport Applicants
applying through Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions Overseas

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As a part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the integrity of the Passport issuance process, the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka has successfully introduced the mandatory collection of biometrics (fingerprints and digital face image) from Passport applicants and Automated Fingerprint Identification (AFIS) since 15th August 2015.

Further, the Department of Immigration and Emigration has now decided to extend the above system for Sri Lankans applying for new Passports via any Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission overseas with effect from 1st January 2018.

In this context, all Sri Lankans applying for new Passports through Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila with effect from 1st January 2018, will be required to provide their biometric information to the Department of Immigration and Emigration upon their first entry to Sri Lanka after obtaining their new Passports.

The necessary facilities for collection of biometrics are available at the Head Office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration, through its island wide branches and at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Sri Lanka Embassy
Manila
03 November 2017


 

Vacancy Notice

Post of Typist / Clerk (Trade)

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila has a vacancy for the post of Typist / Clerk (Trade)

The candidate should have:

  • Good Public Relations skills
  • Fair knowledge in English Language
  • Good computer literacy
  • Ability to liaise with the Philippine Authorities as well as Sri Lankan Authorities in the sectors of Trade, Investments and Tourism Promotional activities.

Remuneration would be granted according to stipulated scale of salary as per the existing Financial Regulations of the Government of Sri Lanka.

The position will be full time.

The selected candidate should be able to begin work immediately.

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements may submit their resume addressed to Head of Chancery of this Embassy by email: slembmanila@pldtdsl.net, Fax: 812-0126 or cover addressed to:

Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

7th floor No. 150 G.C. Corporate Plaza Building

Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

The applications should reach the Embassy on or before 1st September 2017


Notice on the Period of Operation of the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act No. 05 of 2016

In pursuant to the section four of the above act, the disadvantaged persons who need to recover their immovable property including land due to the thirty year armed conflict in which period they could not claim for their rights are entitled to benefit from this Act within two years period commencing from 26.04.2016. This period is to be expired by 26.04.2018. (ends)

Notice and the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of April 29, 2016 are in annexed. (English, Sinhala and Tamil)

Special Provisions Act, No. 5 of 2016 (English)

Special Provisions Act, No. 5 of 2016 (Sinhala)

Special Provisions Act No. 5 of 2016 (Tamil)


 

Dear Well-Wishers,

Facilitate the Foreign Donors to assist Flood Victims in Sri Lanka

Further to our announcement under the title of Sri Lanka Appeal for Flood Relief Assistance.

This is to inform you that the General Treasury in Sri Lanka has already opened a bank account at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in the name of “DST’s Disaster Relief Fund” to collect donations remitted through five foreign currency bank accounts maintained at Sampath Bank, Sri Lanka.

02. Those who are willing to make their donations in foreign currencies are also could remit their donations to one of the following accounts maintained at Sampath Bank, in addition to the Embassy’s account at BDO which was published in the announcement aforementioned.

  Type of Foreign Currency Bank Account Number

1

United States Dollar                USD 502960002000

2

United Kingdom Pound           GBP 502961002000

3

Japanese Yen                         JPY 502964002000

4

Australian Dollar                     AUD 502966002000

5

Euro                                      EUR 502969002000

03. In addition, following information regarding cash donations have to be provided to the bank by the respective donor.

i. Name of the Donor :

ii. Address of the Donor :

iii. Account Name                                                       : Disaster Relief Fund – DST

iv. Beneficiary : Government of Sri Lanka                      : Government of Sri Lanka

v. Sampath Bank SWIFT Code                                    : BSAMLKLX

Embassy of Sri Lanka,

Manila.

16.06.2017


 

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Ambassador and Staff of the Embassy wish all Filipinos a happy Independence Day!

 

 


Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

will be relocated on the 2nd floor of the Ceylinco Building,

Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01

with effect from 6th February 2017

Contact Details are as follows:

Tel: 011-2446302/011-5743362

Fax: 0112473899

Email: consular@mfa.gov.lk

 

 

 


Vacancy Notice

Post of Typist / Clerk (Trade)

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila has a vacancy for the post of Typist / Clerk (Trade)

The candidate should have:

  • Good Public Relations skills
  • Fair knowledge in English Language
  • Good computer literacy
  • Ability to liaise with the Philippine Authorities as well as Sri Lankan Authorities in the sectors of Trade, Investments and Tourism Promotional activities.

Remuneration would be granted according to stipulated scale of salary as per the existing Financial Regulations of the Government of Sri Lanka.

The position will be full time.

The selected candidate should be able to begin work immediately.

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements may submit their resume addressed to Head of Chancery of this Embassy by email: slembmanila@pldtdsl.net, Fax: 812-0126 or cover addressed to:

Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

7th floor No. 150 G.C. Corporate Plaza Building

Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

The applications should reach the Embassy on or before 30th November 2016

Short – listed Candidates would be informed for interview on 2nd December 2016

 


Phasing-out of Non-Machine Readable Passports/Travel Documents by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration

This is to inform all fellow Sri Lankans that in view of the 24th November, 2015, deadline set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the phasing-out of non-machine readable Passports/Travel documents, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration shall no longer allow the entry of foreign nationals holding said types of travel documents in all international airports and seaports by 1st quarter of 2017.

Further, Philippine Immigration Authority has informed that it will cease acceptance of non-machine readable Passports/Travel documents of all types (ordinary, official, diplomatic and/or service documents) from all visa applicants effective 01 October 2016, except for temporary travel documents designed for emergency situation as per ICAO guidelines.

Sri Lanka Embassy/Manila


 

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