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.
17 February 2021
Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage was interviewed on ‘Pathikada’ telecast on Newsfirst Sri Lanka on 05 February 2021.
The full interview may be viewed at: https://youtu.be/Vlwm0kj6rwU
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
Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage joined a discussion on News 1st NEWSLINE with Faraz Shauketaly on 25 January 2021.
The President of Myanmar U Win Myint has decided to confer the Honorary Religious Title of “Aggamahāpaṇḍita” on four Sri Lankan Buddhist monks and several other Honorary Titles on three Buddhists Priests and one Layman from Sri Lanka, in honor of the 73rd Anniversary of the Independence Day of Myanmar.
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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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UNDP Resident Coordinator Robert Jukham presented a copy of the UNDP Human Development Report 2020 to Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on 5 January 2021 at the Foreign Ministry.
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