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Foreign Ministry to open Kandy Regional Consular Office

Under the guidance of the Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in order to give impetus to the Government's National Policy Framework, ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery to the public, the Foreign Ministry will open a Regional Consular Office at 2.00 p.m in Kandy today. (February 6).

The Regional Consular Office which is located at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Information Technology Centre in Gatambe, Peradeniya will be declared open by Minister Gunawardena in the presence of Foreign Secretary Admiral Professor Dr. Jayanath Colombage.

The opening of the Consular Office will allow the general public in the Central Province and adjacent areas to obtain a range of consular services, without having to travel to the Consular Affairs Division of the Foreign Ministry in Colombo.

Consular services to be extended to the public 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.

Regional Consular Office of the Foreign Ministry - Address: 2nd Floor, Mahinda Rajapaksa Information Technology Centre in Gatambe, Peradeniya, No.1065, Gatambe, Peradeniya. Operating hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Telephone: 00 94 812384410, Email: [email protected]