Africa Affairs Division

Africa Affairs Division

The Africa Affairs Division deals with matters pertaining to relations with 54 countries in the African continent and the African Union (AU).

The Division is assigned with the task of following political and socio-economic developments as well as coordinating bilateral relations with these countries.

It also directs Sri Lanka’s foreign policy with these countries in the political, economic, security, education and social spheres. Technical cooperation and development assistance, investment relations, tourism and cultural promotion through bilateral, regional and multilateral engagements are part of the responsibilities of the Division.

Sri Lanka has 6 resident Missions in the region. (Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Seychelles, Ethiopia).

Points of Contact

Director General

Name: Mr. B. Kandeepan

Telephone: +94 112 325 228
Fax: +94 112 472 170
Email: dgaad(at)

Head of Branch

Name: Ms. Manooja Perera
Telephone: +94 117 445 721
Email: africa(at)

Director (Actg.)

Name: Mr. Maxwell Keegel
Telephone: +94 117 711 120

Personal Assistant to DG

Name: Ms R.C Jinanjali
Telephone: +94 112 325 228

Assistant Director

Name: Mr. Thulan Bandara
Telephone: +94 117 445 963
Email: thulan.bandara(at)