Foreign Passport holders traveling to the North

Foreign Passport holders traveling to the North

Foreign Passport holders traveling to the following areas in the North are required to inform the MOD & UD and obtain prior approval. They can apply by fax or online.

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Sri Lanka denounces suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament in Afghanistan

The Government of Sri Lanka unreservedly condemns the cowardly suicide terrorist attack on the volleyball tournament in Yahyakhil district, Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least 45 people and wounding over 60 others. 

The people of Sri Lanka, who had suffered immensely under the scourge of terrorism for almost three decades, share the pain and anguish of the people of Afghanistan over this brazen terror attack targeting innocent civilians at a sporting event.  This incident once again highlights the need to take concerted action to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, in the interest of global peace and security.

While the Government and the people of Sri Lanka convey their profound condolences to the Government and the people of Afghanistan, particularly to the bereaved families, and wish a speedy recovery for those who have been injured.

Ministry of External Affairs
24th November 2014

Sri Lanka and Thailand launch diamond jubilee celebrations of diplomatic relations


The celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand is being launched today, (20 November 2014). The two countries established formal diplomatic relations on 20 November 1955. Sri Lanka and Thailand have a long history of close religious, cultural and trade links fostered over several centuries.

Minister Peiris voices concerns of GOSL over OHCHR Investigation

The Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris met the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, Mr. Subinay Nandy today  and conveyed to him, the Government’s extreme discontent regarding the unprofessional manner in which the investigation on Sri Lanka is being conducted by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The Minister’s protest to the UN Resident Coordinator focused on the unacceptable way in which the deadline for submission of evidence to the investigation, 30 October, that had been originally set by the OHCHR had been changed unofficially and re-set once again.

GOSL responds to News Release by the UN OHCHR

Following the News Release yesterday (7 November 2014) by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights condemning disinformation designed to discredit the UN investigation on Sri Lanka, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva has sent the attached communication to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in this regard.

Ministry of External Affairs

8th November 2014



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