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- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera addressing the High Level segment on...
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|· Multiple Entry|
|· For 3 months||Treble the Normal Fee||Nil|
|· 3 months to one year||Treble the Normal Fee||10,000|
|· Expatriate personnel whose services are required
for projects approved by the State
|· Expatriate personnel employed in projects under
BOI of Sri Lanka
|· A foreign national who desires to invest monetary capital or to engage in business activities in Sri Lanka||5,000||10,000|
|· Members of the Clergy||Free||Nil|
|· Religious Workers and Religious Students||5,000||10,000|
|· Volunteers||Free - Only if provided for the agreement signed between Sri Lanka & other country / 5,000||10,000|
|· Personnel attached to NGOs||Free - Only if provided for the agreement signed between Sri Lanka & other country / 5,000||10,000|
|· Foreign students|
| a) In Universities b) Educational Institutions approved by the State
c) Other Institutions
|Free if the Ministry of Higher Education recommends free visa
|· Registered Indians covered by the 1954 Agreement||2,500||5,000|
|· Ex. Sri Lankans||2,500||5,000|
|· Spouses of Sri Lankans||Free||Nil|
|· Children of Sri Lankans holding foreign nationality||Free - Under 16 years
5,000 - above 16 years
|10,000 - above 16 yrs|
|· Normal visa fee as in Schedule 'B' below|
|Note: Visa Fee recovered on reciprocal basis [Please refer Schedule 'B' below]|
|· Up to 3 months||Normal Fee [If no prior Visa obtained]||Nil|
|· 3 to 6 months||Normal Fee||10,000|
|· 6 months to 9 months - Under special circumstances at the discretion of DC [Visa]||Normal Fee||15,000|
|Resident Guest Scheme|
[Countries whose national can enter Sri Lanka as holiday makers without prior visa and remain 30 days without a payment]
|01. Albania||21. Estonia||41. Luxembourg||61. Slovakia|
|02. Armenia||22. Finland||42. Macedonia||62. Slovenia|
|03. Australia||23. France||43. Maldives||63. South Africa|
|04. Austria||24. Georgia||44. Malaysia||64. South Korea|
|05. Azerbaijan||25. Germany||45. Moldova||65. Spain|
|06. Bahrain||26. Greece||46. Netherlands||66. Sweden|
|07. Bangladesh||27. Hong Kong||47. New Zealand||67. Switzerland|
|08. Belarus||28. Hungary||48. Nepal||68. Tajikistan|
|09. Belgium||29. India||49. Norway||69. Thailand|
|10. Bhutan||30. Indonesia||50. Oman||70. Turkey|
|11. Bosnia-Herzegovina||31. Iran||51. Pakistan||71. Turkmenistan|
|12. Brunai||32. Ireland||52. Philippines||72. U.A.E.|
|13. Bulgaria||33. Israel||53. Poland||73. U.K.|
|14. Canada||34. Italy||54. Portugal||74. Ukraine|
|15. China||35. Japan||55. Romania||75. U.S.A.|
|16. Croatia||36. Kazakhstan||56. Russian Federation||76. Uzbekistan|
|17. Cyprus||37. Kyrgystan||57. Saudi Arabia||77. Vietnam *|
|18. Czech, Republic||38. Kuwait||58. Serbia-Montenegro|
|19. Denmark||39. Latvia||59. Seychelles|
|20. Doha Qatar||40. Lithuania||60. Singapore|
|* Diplomatic & Official passport holder's only|
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Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilaka Amunugama met the State Secretary Markus Ederer at the Federal Foreign Office today (23rd February 2015) to brief him on steps that have been taken by the current Government to establish good governance, national reconciliation, strengthening democratic...Read More...
The 67th Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on Tuesday, 4th February 2015 with the participation of the Sri Lankan community and Chinese well wishers. The ceremony began with hoisting of the National Flag followed by the singing of the National Anthem,...Read More...
The Sri Lanka Embassy in Israel celebrated the 67th National Day of Sri Lanka on 4th February 2015 at the Embassy premises in Tel Aviv. The event was organized by the Embassy with the participation of Ambassadors, Honorary Consuls, professionals and business community representatives of Israel, and...Read More...
“The election of the new President and the peaceful and democratic transition of power provides a surge of hope for strengthening democracy in Sri Lanka. Several measures taken by the new President and the Government to bring the country back on the democratic path demonstrate the positive changes...Read More...
- 67th Independence Day Anniversary – Sri Lanka High Commission, Canberra
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- Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing celebrates the 67th anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka
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