New Consular office in Kandy | Sunday Observer

New Consular office in Kandy

7 February, 2021

The Foreign Ministry opened a Regional Consular office in Kandy yesterday under the guidance of Foreign Minister, Dinesh Gunawardena.

“The new office will give an impetus to the National Policy Framework of the Government’s, ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ by enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery by the Ministry to the public,” a media release from the Ministry stated. The Regional Consular office at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Information Technology Centre in Getambe, Peradeniya was opened by Minister Gunawardena.

Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof Jayanath Colombage was also present.

The opening of the Consular Office will help the public in the Central Province and adjacent areas to obtain a range of consular services, instead of travelling to the Consular Affairs Division of the Foreign Ministry in Colombo.

Consular services to be extended to the public through the new office would include attestation of birth, marriage and death certificates, educational and other legal documents for their use abroad, extending assistance to family members of Sri Lankans stranded abroad, facilitation of redress and compensation claims of families of migrant workers and the repatriation of human remains from abroad.

The office will be open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.15 pm. Telephone 00 94 812384410 and email [email protected]