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Collection of Biometrics Data from passport applicants applying through Sri Lankan Missions Abroad


Thursday, 07 December 2017 09:13

The Department of Immigration and Emigration has introduced 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 immediate effect. 

Therefore, any individual applying for Sri Lankan Passport at this Consulate General are kindly requested to provide biometric data and AFIS to the Department of immigration & Emigration upon his/her first entry to Sri Lanka. The applicant’s departure from Sri Lanka will only be allowed if they comply with this requirement.

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)

Please find the Notice issued by Department of Immigration and Emigration to the Sri Lankans living abroad regarding the the new procedure and the Biometric Data Acquisition (BDA) Form below,

Notice by Department of Immigration and Emigration

Biometric Data Acquisition Form

Accordingly, the passport application form has also been revised. Please find the new application form (Form K) to be used from 15th December 2017 when applying at the Consulate General, 

Revised Passport Application form to be used from 15th December 2017


Sri Lanka Festival on 25 & 26 November 2017 at Tumbalong Park, Darling Habour, Sydney


Friday, 27 October 2017 10:13

Sri Lanka Festival on 25 & 26 November 2017 at Tumbalong Park, Darling Habour, Sydney

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and the support of Sri Lankan community in Sydney will host a Sri Lanka Tourism Promotional Event in Sydney.

When: 25 November 2017, 10.00am - 7.00pm, 26 November 2017, 10.00am - 5.00pm

Where: Tumbalong Park, Darling Habour, Sydney

This two-day event will provide a rich cultural experience in the form of dancers, drummers and music. There would also be variety of Sri Lankan food to taste, in addition to trade stalls interspersed with fun activities for children which will follow a grand cultural pageant as an opening ceremony.

Free entry. All are welcome.

Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney 




Sri Lanka Appeal for Flood Relief Assistance


Monday, 29 May 2017 00:00

Over 180 lives have been lost, 110 people are missing while 61,000 families have been rendered homeless and 588,082 persons affected due to continuous heavy monsoon rains, in Sri Lanka over the past few days, resulting in floods and landslides. The districts of Kegalle, Rathnapura, Kalutara, Gampaha, Matara, Hambantota, Galle, Matale, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu have been the worst affected.



Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney celebrates Sinhala and Tamil New Year with the Sri Lankan students studying in Sydney


Tuesday, 18 April 2017 23:47

On 18th April 2017, Consulate General of Sri Lanka celebrated Sinhala and Tamil New year at the Consulate Office. Sri Lankan student representatives from the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University and Wollongong University joined with the Consul General Lal Wickrematunge and staff for morning tea with milk rice and traditional sweetmeat to celebrate the dawn of the new year.



69th Independence Day Celebrations at the Sri Lanka Consulate General in Sydney


Monday, 27 February 2017 12:09

The 69th National Day was celebrated by the Consulate General in Sydney on 3rd and 4th of February 2017. National Day Reception was held on 3rd February 2017 which was graced by Ms Rhonda Piggott, Director of the State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Mr. Kevin Conolly, Member of State Parliament for Riverstone. Number of Consuls General and representatives from various Institutions, Universities and business personal joined in to celebrate the Sri Lankan National Day.



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