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

Actg. Director General

Name: Mr. L.P. Ratnayake
  +94 112 327 421       
Email: dgaad(at)

Deputy Director

Name: Ms. Thilini Gunarathne
    Telephone: +94  117 445 698
Email: thilini.gunarathna(at)

Head of Branch

Name: Mr. Shantha Senevirathne
Telephone: +94 117 415 721
Email: africa(at)