UK Travel Restriction Lifted – Foreign Ministry

The temporary travel restriction introduced by the Government on travels originating from the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka on account of the new Covid -19 Variant in the UK has been lifted with immediate effect.

At a meeting presided by H.E the President, it was decided to relax the restrictions on travels from UK subject to 14 days of quarantine and PCR tests determined by the Health Authorities.

The tourist arrivals from the UK too will resume under the guidelines introduced by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.


Foreign Ministry


17 February 2021

Invitation to celebrate the 73rd Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence

We regret our inability to invite you to join us at the Independence Day celebrations at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London due to the current COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions.

Although we are unable to celebrate Independence together, we invite you to witness the celebrations via our Social media accounts on 04 February 2021, 11.00 am onwards.

We look forward to meeting you in person when the pandemic is behind us.


High Commissioner and the team at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London

02 February 2021

Repatriation Process “People Centric and Transparent” – Foreign Ministry sets the record straight

The Foreign Ministry will continue facilitating repatriations without any financial burden on Sri Lankans, the Foreign Secretary asserted responding to misinformation in the public domain. Secretary Jayanath Colombage made it clear that the role of the Missions is strictly confined to organizing repatriation flights for returnees who are tested on arrival, offered all logistical support and are quarantined at Government facilities free of charge.

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