Consular Affairs Division

Consular Affairs Division

  • The Consular Affairs Division provides consular and other services to the general public and caters to consular and other needs of Sri Lankans who intend to travel abroad for employment, studies etc. and also to foreigners as appropriate.
  • The Consular Affairs Division channels its services under categories such as Online Attestation System of Documents, Repatriation of Stranded and Destitute Sri Lankans Abroad, Repatriation of Human Remains of Sri Lankans, Securing Compensation and Other Entitlements on behalf of Deceased and Injured Sri Lankans Abroad and Miscellaneous Services.
  • At present, the attestation process of documents, submitted to the Consular Affairs Division, is carried out through an innovative digital platform, based on cloud computing through e-DAS, aimed at improving and streamlining the service, with speedy verification process which is linked in real-time with Sri Lanka Missions abroad, Missions based in Colombo as well as other government institutions.
  • As per the government policy, the Consular Affairs Division strives to take delivery of services to people in need both in Sri Lanka as well as abroad, in an efficient and effective manner, through digitalization of services and establishment of regional consular offices in Jaffna and Matara opened in 2017 and 2019 respectively and also by conducting mobile services both in Sri Lanka and foreign cities.

Points of Contact

Actg Director General

Name: Mr. G.M.V.Wishwanatha Aponsu 
Telephone: 
+94 112 335 942
E-mail:  
vipulatheja.wishwanath@mfa

Deputy  Director / Repatriation

Name: Ms. A.E. Nilanthini Telephone: +94 112 338 847 Email:  nilanthini.arulpragasam@mfa.gov.lk

 Assistant Director / Verification

Name: Ms. Shashiprabha Wijerathne
Telephone: +94 112 335 941
Email: shashi.wijerathne@mfa.gov.lk

 Assistant Director/Miscellaneous

Name: Ms. IsurikaKarunarathne
Telephone:
+94 112 335 940
Email:
isurika.karunarathne@mfa.gov.lk

 Assistant Director/Death

Name: Ms. Nuwandi Jayasuriya
Telephone:
 +94 112 338 831
Email:
 nuwandi.jayasuriya@mfa.gov.lk

Assistant Director/ICT

Name: Mr. Samagi Rajakaruna
Telephone: +94 113 137 186
Email: samagi.rajakaruna@mfa.gov.lk

Head of Branch

Name: Ms. Shanthi  Kumari
Telephone:+94 113 697 799 Email: consular@mfa.gov.lk

Personal Assistant to Director General

Name: Ms. H.D. Pushpa Samarasilee
Telephone: 
+94 112 338 867

Reception Desk:

 +94 112 334 304

Address: 

Consular Division, 2nd Floor, Ceylinco Building, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01.

Regional Consular Office – Jaffna

The Regional Consular Office in Jaffna, opened on 26 January 2017 provides the public with a range of consular services including; attestation of birth, marriage, death, educational, legal and other official documents; assistance to families of expatriates, so that stranded Sri Lankan nationals abroad are repatriated; seeking redress and facilitation of compensation, and repatriation of human remains to Sri Lanka.

The Regional Consular Office has provided the opportunity to people in the Northern Province and other areas, to obtain consular services in Jaffna without having to only travel to Colombo, for consular service.

Plans are underway to open another Regional Consular Office in Matara, in the Southern Province, in order to provide opportunities for people in the South and other areas to obtain consular services without having to travel to Colombo. These measures are part of the efforts of the Foreign Ministry to improve consular services to the public residing all over Sri Lanka, and not only confine services in Colombo.

Points of Contact

Assistant Director

Name: Ms. Thanishka Vasantharajah
Telephone: +94 212 215 972
Fax: +94 212 215 970
Email: thanishka.vasantharajah@mfa.gov.lk

 Head of Branch

Name: Mr. Pulendran Rajakumaran
Telephone: +94 212 215  972
Email: jaffna.consular@mfa.gov.lk

Address: 

District Secretariat, Kandy Road, Jaffna.

Regional Consular Office -Matara

Points of Contact

 Assistant Director

Name:
Telephone: +94 412 226 697

Head of Branch

Name: Mr. E.L.E.D Tharangani
Telephone: +94 412 226 697

Address: 

391, Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Pamburana, Matara.

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