Request of Volunteer Graduates

Request of Volunteer Graduates

The Policy Development Office (PDO) of the Prime Minister’s Office has openings for few volunteers who are graduates of Sri Lankan origin of foreign universities looking for opportunities to gain skills and experience in the field of their interest.

This may offer them the prospect to exchange their services for valuable work experience during their holidays or a break from studies, working with an active research community.

The selected candidates will be engaged as interns and will not be entitled to any remuneration, the period could vary from 3 to 6 months. Their presence will compliment a program of interns PDO has already established with graduates selected from the universities in Sri Lanka. PDO has also had a few volunteers in the past from outside Sri Lanka and the experience has been positive.

All prospective candidates who wish to have further information may  contact PDO direct on email:

Consul General
Consulate General of Sri Lanka Melbourne
03 July 2018

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Sri Lankan Business and Investment Promotion in Melbourne

Sri Lankan Business and Investment Promotion in Melbourne

The State Government of Victoria in association with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka and Aus- Lanka Business Council organised a well-attended networking reception to recognise mutual opportunities for trade and investment between Sri Lanka and Victoria on 23rd February 2018 at the Investment Centre of Victoria in Melbourne. The event was hosted by Hon. Philip Dalidakis, MP, and Minister for Trade Investment, Innovation and Digital Economy, Small Business and International Education of Victoria.

The Hon. Frank McGuire, MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Innovation representing the State Government of Victoria delivered a speech highlighting the longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship between the State of Victoria and Sri Lanka. Hon. McGuire stated that the State Government of Victoria is focusing on business/investment opportunities between Victoria and Sri Lanka in key areas such as education, agriculture, infrastructure, tourism etc. Hon. McGuire also announced that Hon. Philip Dalidakis and Ms. Michelle Wade, Trade Commissioner- South Asia of the Victorian Sate Government will be undertaking a visit to Sri Lanka in March 2018 to further explore trade and investment opportunities and also to consolidate existing relations between the two sides.

Delivering his remarks at the event, Mr. W.G.S. Prasanna, Consul General of Sri Lanka for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania in Melbourne conveyed the appreciation of the Government of Sri Lanka to the State Government of Victoria for hosting the event and underlined the salient aspects of the enduring partnership between Sri Lanka and Australia. The Consul General also highlighted the potential areas for trade and investment in Sri Lanka and invited Victorian business community to invest in Sri Lanka.

Ms. Dilkie Perera, National President of the Aus-Lanka Business Council also addressed the gathering.

The event provided an opportunity for over 100 participants to interact and discuss trade, business and investment opportunities. Mr. Abdul Raheem, Consul/Trade of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney was also present and assisted the participants in providing information relating to trade and investment opportunities available in Sri Lanka.

The audience was treated to an exquisite Sri Lankan cultural performance which comprised traditional Sri Lankan dancing and drumming.

Consulate General of Sri Lanka Melbourne

26th February 2018

Cultural Performances

Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka in Melbourne

Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka in Melbourne

The Office of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne with the assistance of the Sri Lankan expatriate community and the State Government of Victoria organised the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka in the evening of 4 February 2018 at the Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin, Melbourne. The official flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Office of the Consulate General in the morning.

The celebration commenced with the singing of the national anthem in Sinhala and Tamil and observance of two minutes silence in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the nation, lighting of the traditional oil lamp followed by multi-faith religious observances conducted by the clergy of all four religions who blessed Sri Lanka and its people.

Hon. Philip Dalidakis, Member of Parliament, Victorian Minister for Trade & Investment, Innovation & the Digital Economy, Small Business represented the Premier of Victoria while Hon. Inga Peulich, Member of Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, represented the Leader of the Opposition of the Victorian Parliament who proffered felicitations of the Government and the Opposition to Sri Lanka and its people. A video message by the Premier of Victoria congratulating Sri Lanka and its people on this important anniversary was also relayed to the audience.

Hon. Bruce Atkinson, the President of the Legislative Council of Victoria (Upper House of the State Parliament), Hon. Dr Samantha Ratnam, Member of Legislative Council and Leader of the Victorian Greens, Mr. Jude Perera, Member of Parliament and number of other political dignitaries of Victoria, Mayors and City Councillors, Senior Government Officials, Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, University Academics and members of the Consular Corps were in attendance at the event.

One of the highlights of the event was the splendid cultural performances, presented before 700-strong audience, which depicted rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka and performed by children of Sri Lankan origin in Melbourne.

One of the most significant items of the event was the felicitation of group of 19 brilliant students of Sri Lankan origin who achieved highest academic excellence in their Victoria Certificate of Education Examination of last year. Political Dignitaries of Victoria and several academics of Sri Lankan origin who hold very senior academic positions in the best universities in Melbourne joined the Consul General in felicitating these students.

The Consulate General of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

05th February 2018

Collection of Biometrics from passport

Collection of Biometrics from passport applicants who apply passports through Sri Lankan Missions Abroad

The Department of Immigration and Emigration introduces mandatory collection of biometrics (finger prints and digital face image) from passport applicants and Automated Finger Print Identification (AFIS) for the applicants who apply for passports via Sri Lanka Missions Abroad with effect from 01st December 2017.

Therefore, any individual applying for Sri Lankan Passport at this office on or after 01st December 2017 are kindly requested to provide biometric data and AFIS to the Department of immigration & Emigration upon his/her first entry to Sri Lanka.

The necessary facilities will be available at the Head office and Regional Branches of the Department of Immigration & Emigration, of which details are given below:

01. Head Office: Suhurupaya, Sri Subhuthipura Road, Battaramulla (TP: +94 11 5329000)

02. Regional Offices:
I) Matara – 9, Sri Vijaya Building, Rahula Road, Matara (TP: +94 41 5412212)

II) Kandy – 42/3 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy (TP: +94 81 5624470)

III) Vavuniya – JC 23, Outer Circle Road, Vavuniya (TP: +94 25 5676344)

IV) Kurunegala – 129, Dambulla Road, Kurunegala (TP: +94 37 55505620)

Consulate General of Sri Lanka

Important Notice

Important Notice
The Department of Immigration & Emigration of Sri Lanka has instructed not to accept incomplete Dual Citizenship applications.

Therefore, the Consulate General will not accept/ entertain any incomplete application/s for dual citizenship with immediate effect.

All prospective applicant/s are advised to follow instructions given in the following link/s in the website before submitting the applications.


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Consul General 05 October 2017