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

Director

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

 Assistant Director 

Name: Ms. G.R.S.P Wijerathne
Telephone: +94 112 335 941
Email: shashi.wijerathne@mfa.gov.lk

 Assistant Director

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

Assistant Director

Name: Mr. Saman Perera
Telephone:+94 113 137 186
Email: saman.perera@mfa.gov.lk

 Assistant Director

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

As per the government policy, Ministry opened its First Regional Consular Office (RCO) in Jaffna on 26 January 2017 with the intention to take delivery of services to people in the Northern Province and adjacent districts without travelling to Colombo.

RCO provides the general public with a range of consular services including attestation of birth, marriage and death certificates, educational, legal and other official documents for their use abroad through digitalization of services, matters of Sri Lankan fishing vessels and crew apprehended abroad, requests for Police Clearance Certificates from foreign authorities,  assistance to family members of Sri Lankans stranded abroad, seeking redress and facilitation of redress and compensation claims of families of migrant workers and repatriation of human remains from abroad to Sri Lanka, among a range of services.

Points of Contact

Assistant Director

Name: Ms. P. Jasothara
Telephone: +94 212 215 972
Fax: +94 212 215 970
Email: jasothara.perinpanathan@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

The Second Regional Consular Office was opened in Matara on 15th February 2019 to bring the services to door steps of the people living in the Southern province and adjacent without travelling to Colombo.

With the opening of the Regional Consular Office, the general public is able to obtain consular services including attestation of birth, marriage and death certificates and other legal documents for their use abroad through digitalization of services, assistance to family members of Sri Lankans stranded abroad, facilitation of redress and compensation claims of families of migrant workers and repatriation of human remains from abroad, among a range of services.

Points of Contact

 Assistant Director

Name: Ms. G Anuradha Gallangoda
Telephone: +94 412 226 697
Fax: +94 41 2 226 714
Email: anuradha.gallangoda@mfa.gov.lk

Head of Branch

Name: Ms. E.L.E.D Tharangani
Telephone:
+94 412 226 697
Email: matara.consular@mfa.gov.lk

Address: 

391, Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Pamburana, Matara.

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