Consulate General of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka , Melbourne (with Consular Jurisdiction over  Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania)

Profile of the Consul General Mr. W.G.S. Prasanna

W.G.S. Prasanna joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1998.

He has served in Sri Lanka High Commissions in Singapore and London previously. He was also Sri Lanka’s Director at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) from July 2012 to September 2014.

Mr. Prasanna has served in the Political Affairs of West, Protocol, Economic Affairs, Overseas Administration and South Asia and SAARC Divisions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was also the Acting Director General of Overseas Administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from June 2011 to July 2012.

Mr. Prasanna has represented Sri Lanka at BIMSTEC, SAARC, NAM, UNGA and Commonwealth meetings. He was also Fellow of the United Nations Fellowships of Disarmament and a Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Hawaii, USA.

Mr. Prasanna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agricultural Economics and Extension from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Officers of the Consulate General: 

NAME & DESIGNATION Telephone Fax                     E-MAIL
Mr. W.G.S. Prasanna
Consul General
(Sri Lanka Foreign Service)
0392904202 03 98674873
Ms. Nilusha Dilmini
(Sri Lanka Foreign Service)
03 92904211 03 98674873


Contact us

Address : ( St kilda Towers) Suite 536, No 1 Queens Road,Melbourne VIC 3004. Australia
General phone : +61 3 9290 4200
Fax No: +61 3 9867 4873

Public Holidays for the Consulate General – 2019

Please note that the following Public Holidays will be observed by this Mission in the year 2019

Day and Month Holiday
01st January 2019 (Tuesday) New Year’s Day
28th January 2019 (Monday) Australia Day
04th February 2019 (Monday) National Day
11th March 2019 (Monday) Labour Day
14th April 2019 (Sunday) Sinhala Tamil New Year Day
19th April 2019 (Friday) Good Friday
22nd April 2019 (Monday) Easter Monday
25th April 2019 (Thursday) ANZAC Day
18th May 2019 (Saturday) Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
05th June 2019 (Wednesday) Id-UL-Fitr (Ramazan Festival)
10th June 2019 (Monday) Queen’s Birthday
27th September 2019 (Friday) Friday Before the AFL Grand Final
27th October 2019 (Sunday) Deepavali Festival Day
05th November 2019 (Tuesday) Melbourne Cup Day
25th December 2019 (Wednesday) Christmas Day
26th December 2019 (Thursday) Boxing Day