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: Mrs. J.A.D.S.P. Wijegunasekara
Telephone: +94 112 335 942   
Fax: +94 112 473 899      
  +94 112 385 571
                              +94 112 334 304                             
E-mail: priyanka.wijegunasekara(at)mfa.gov.lk     
dgcons(at)mfa.gov.lk

Actg. Director General

Name: Mr.  A .S. K. Senaviratne
Telephone: +94 112 335 942   
Fax: +94 112 473 899      
  +94 112 385 571
                              +94 112 334 304                             
E-mail: dgcons(at)mfa.gov.lk

Director

Name: Mr. I.H. Rathnaweera
Telephone:
+94 112 335 941
E-mail:
himali.rathnaweera(at)mfa.gov.lk 

Director

Name: Mr. K.H.M.D.Wijewardana
Telephone:
+94 112 338 812
Email:
 

Deputy Director

Name: Mr. A.M.K.S. Bandara
Telephone:
+94 112 338 847
Email:
kanchana. bandara(at)mfa.gov.lk

 Assistant Director

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

 Assistant Director

Name: Mr. W. D. Mahesh Gunawardana
Telephone:
+94 112 334 297
Email:
mahesh.gunawardana(at)mfa.gov.lk

 Assistant Director 

Name: Ms. G.R.S.P Wijerathne
Telephone: 
Email: shashi.wijerathne(at)mfa.gov.lk

Head of Branch

Name: Ms. W. Shanthi Kumari
Telephone:+94 117 101 188
E-mail: consular@mfa.gov.lk

Authentication & Verification Section

Telephone: +94 112 338 812
                      +94 117 711 194
E-mail: authentication.consular@mfa.gov.lk

Personal Assistant

Name: Ms. Pushpa Asalage
Telephone:+94 112 335 942

Repatriation Section

Telephone: +94 112 338 837

Death Section

Telephone: +94 112 338 836
                     +94 113 136 715

Compensation Section

Telephone: +94 112 437 635
                       +94 117 101 193

Reception Desk

Telephone: +94 112 446 302

IT Room

Telephone: +94 112 330 651
E-mail: it.consular@mfa.gov.lk

Miscellaneous Section

Telephone: +94 112 338 843
                     +94 117 101 162

Cropping Section

Telephone: +94 117 024 798
E-mail: signatures.consular@mfa.gov.lk

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(at)mfa.gov.lk

 Head of Branch

Name: Mr. Pulendran Rajakumaran
Telephone: +94 212 215  972
Email: jaffna.consular(at)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

 Deputy Director

Name: Mr. Kanchana Bandara
Telephone: +94 412 226 697
Fax: +94 41 2 226 714
Email: kanchana.bandara(at)mfa.gov.lk

Head of Branch

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

Address:

No.391, Anagaraika Darmapala Mawatha, Matara

Regional Consular Office -Kandy

The Third Regional Consular Office was opened in Kandy on 05th February 2021.

The opening of the Consular Office will allow the general public in the Central Province and adjacent areas to obtain a range of consular services, without having to travel to the Consular Affairs Division of the Foreign Ministry in Colombo.

Consular services to be extended to the public would include attestation of birth, marriage and death certificates, educational and other legal documents for their use abroad, extending assistance to family members of Sri Lankans stranded abroad, facilitation of redress and compensation claims of families of migrant workers, and the repatriation of human remains from abroad.

Points of Contact

 Deputy Director

Name: Mr. Kanchana Bandara
Telephone: +94 812 384 410
Fax: +94 812 384 410
Email: kanchana.bandara(at)mfa.gov.lk

 Deputy Director

Name: Ms. G.R.S.P Wijerathne
Telephone: +94 812 384 410
Fax: +94 812 384 410
Email: shashi.wijerathne(at)mfa.gov.lk

Head of Branch

Name: Ms. Dayani
Telephone: +94 812 384 410
Fax: +94 812 384 410
Email: kandy.consular(at)mfa.gov.lk

Address: 

2nd Floor, Mahinda Rajapaksa Information Technology  Center in Gatambe, Peradeniya,  No.1065, Gatambe, Peradeniya.

Regional Consular Office -Trincomalee

Regional Consular Office in Trincomalee opened on Saturday, 13 March 2021 to give impetus to the National Policy Framework of the Government, ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ by strengthening the productivity of providing services to the public.

The opening of the Consular Office will allow the general public in the Eastern Province and adjacent areas to obtain a range of consular services, without having to travel to the Consular Division of the Foreign Ministry in Colombo.

With the establishment of the Regional Consular Office, the general public will be able to obtain a range of consular services such as attestation of birth, marriage and death certificates as well as educational certificates for their use abroad; extending assistance to family members of Sri Lankans who may be stranded abroad; facilitation of redress and compensation claims of families of migrant workers; and repatriation of human remains from abroad.

 

Points of Contact

 Deputy Director

Name: Mr. Kanchana Bandara
Telephone: +94 262 223 186
Fax: +94 262 223 165
Email: kanchana.bandara(at)mfa.gov.lk

 Deputy Director

Name: Ms. G.R.S.P Wijerathne
Telephone: 
Fax: +94 262 223 185
Email: shashi.wijerathne(at)mfa.gov.lk

Head of Branch

Name: Mr. K. Vicneswarananthan
Telephone: +94 262 223 186
Fax: +94 262 223 185
Email: trincomalee.consular(at)mfa.gov.lk

Address:

Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Inner Harbour Road, Trincomalee

Regional Consular Office -Kurunegala

This is the latest Regional Consular Office opened by the Ministry in order to provide consular services through a network of regional offices across the island, enabling the public to receive such services without travelling to Colombo, especially during this pandemic period.

Regional Consular Office in Kurunegala opened on 27 July, 2021. It will cater to the public in the North Western Province and neighboring regions providing a range of consular services such as attestation of birth, marriage and death certificates as well as educational certificates for overseas use; authentication of export documents and related certificates; extending assistance to family members of Sri Lankans stranded abroad; processing of compensation claims and other forms of redress to affected migrant workers, and repatriation of human remains of deceased Sri Lankans from abroad.

 

Points of Contact

 Deputy Director

Name: Mr. Kanchana Bandara
Telephone: +94 372 225 931
Fax: +94 372 225 941
Email: kanchana.bandara(at)mfa.gov.lk

Head of Branch

Name: Ms. K.A.C.A. Ekanyake
Telephone: +94 372 225 931
Fax: +94 372 225 941
Email: kurunegala.consular(at)mfa.gov.lk

Address: 

3rd Floor, Department of Probation and Child Care Services, No. 2, Dambulla Road, Kurunegala.

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