Registration of Sri Lankan Students in India

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi together with the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai intend to collect information pertaining to Sri Lankan students who are currently studying in India in order to update the relevant databases. This would enable the Sri Lankan Missions/Posts to reach out to Sri Lankan students and provide assistance whenever necessary.The Sri Lankan Missions/Posts in India request the Sri Lankan students to register themselves using the following links as per the State/Union Territory where they are currently studying/living:

  1. Eastern, Northern and Central States of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal) and Union Territories of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Fill the Form 
  2. Southern States of India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana) and Union Territory of Pondicherry – Fill the Form 
  3. Western States of India (Goa, Gujarat, and Maharashtra) – Fill the Form 

Sri Lankan Missions/Posts in India kindly invite all Sri Lankan students studying in India to register themselves on these digital platforms.

Special Consular Camp 21.06.2022

A special consular camp was conducted on 21.06.2022 at the Chancery Premises, Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai and issued 262 Citizenship Certificates and 26 Birth Certificates for Sri Lankans in Thoppukkollai in Pudukkottai District, Moongilurani in Sivagangai District, Chinnar Dam in Dharmapuri District, Enjampalli & Arachalur in Erode District.

Special Consular Camp 23.05.2022

’10th Special Consular Camp organized by Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai, was held at the Chancery Premises on 23.05.2022. 178 Citizenship Certificates, 26 Birth Certificates and 9 RRP (Refugee Repatriation Program) Passports were issued for Sri Lankans living at Paramathy in Namakkal District, Pooluvapatty in Coimbatore District, Virupachi in Dindigul District, Valavanthankottai in Trichy District, Perumanallur, Kangeyam, Paruvai & Avinasi in Tiruppur district’

 

Special Consular Camp 29.03.2022

Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai had organized a Special Consular Camp in the Chancery Premises on 29.03.2022. 157 Citizenship Certificates and 09 Birth Certificates were issued for Sri Lankans living in Aliyanilai in Pudukkottai District, Kottapattu & Valavandhankottai in Trichy District. Further, the Mission issued 34 RRP Passports for Sri Lankan expats who are willing to take part in Volunteer Repatriation Process jointly conducted by this Mission and UNHCR

Special Consular Camp 22.03.2022

In a special Consular Camp held at the Chancery Premises on 22.03.2022, Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai issued 158 Citizenship Certificates and 17 birth certificates. Sri Lankans living in Mandapam in Ramanathapuram, Arachalur in Erode, Thavasi in Tiruvannamalai, Uchapatty in Madurai, Adiyanoothu and Puthupatty in Dindigul participated the above camp.

Special Consular Camp 11.03.2022

Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai issued 101 Birth Certificates in a special consular camps organized at the Chancery premises on 11th March, 2022. Sri Lankans in Mettupatty in Namakkal, Pooluvapatti in Coimbatore, Bhavanisagar & Arachalur in Erode, Pavalathanoor in Salem, Anaiyur in Madurai, Gummidipoondi & Puzhal in Tiruvallur areas participated this camp.

Discussion with UNHCR

Dr. D. Venkateshwaran, Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Chennai and Ms. Prashanthi Krishnamoorthy, First Secretary met Mr. Oscar Mundiya, Chief of Mission, UNHCR – India and Mr. Satchithananda Valan Michael, Head of Field Office, UNHCR – Chennai, today at Chancery Premises, to discuss the updated situation of Sri Lankan Refugees in Southern India. Mr. Kiri Atri, Asst. External Relations Officer, UNHCR – New Delhi and Ms. Srividhya Mahesh, Senior. Admin Assistant, UNHCR – Chennai also presented at the meeting

Special Consular Camp-15.02.2022

A special consular camp was held at Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai on 15th February, 2022. 83 birth certificates were issued in this camp and applications for 64 citizenship certificates were also accepted from Sri Lankans from Mandapam in Ramanathapuram and Puthupatty, Gopalpatty & Adiyanuthu in Dindigul.

 

Special Meeting between Tamil Nadu Fishermen & Hon. Douglas Devananda, Minister of Fisheries

As per the request of Hon. Douglas Devananda, Minister of Fisheries in Sri Lanka, a special virtual meeting with Tamil Nadu Fishermen was organized by the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai. About 10 representatives from Fisheries Associations in several districts of Tamil Nadu participated in this meeting and expressed their concerns on disputes among the fishermen and the local authorities of both countries, prohibition of bottom trawling in the region, auctioning of Indian boats in Sri Lanka and limitation of number of pilgrims from Southern India for the Annual festival of St. Anthony’s Church at Katchatheevu. Replying them, Hon. Minister highlighted the importance of such a joint venture for a sustainable solution for the fisheries dispute between Sri Lanka & India. He stated that bottom trawling cannot be permitted to practice, as it is prohibited in Sri Lanka. While explaining about the auctioning of Indian Fishing Vessels in Sri Lanka he mentioned that in 2020, the Indian High Commission in Colombo has informed all Government Stakeholders and fisheries communities in Tamil Nadu to retrieve their boats. But due to lack of responses for that, Indian High Commission in Colombo has requested Sri Lankan Authorities organized the auction. Further he mentioned that number of Indian participants for Katchatheevu Festival is limited due to rising Covid-19 Pandemic situation and agreed to seek the possibility of increasing the number of participants. In his discussion Hon. Minister mentioned about the proposal that Sri Lanka has shared with Hon. Prime Minister and Hon. Foreign Minister of India on eliminating fisheries disputes between two Countries. But both parties were unable to pay a proper attention on that due to Covid-19 Pandemic situation which both parties got affected. Deputy High Commissioner Dr. D. Venkateshwaran and officials of the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai also participated the meeting.

Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka

Chennai

08.02.2022

Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai successfully concludes a Special Consular Camp

Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai has organized a special consular camp on 29th & 30th December, 2021 at the chancery premises. In this special camp, 47 birth certificates and 20 citizenship certificates were issued for Sri Lankans from Kottapattu in Trichy, Thottanuthu in Dindigul and Boganallur in Tirunelveli. Previously, special consular camps have been regularly organized by the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai. Due to the COVID pandemic situation, it has been temporarily suspended in March 2020. But considering the enormous service extended to the Sri Lankan expatriate community living in Southern India via such camps, Mission has again initiated to organize these camps since October, 2021, adhering to all health & safety guidelines.

Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka

Chennai

30.12.2021

Online submission of COVID – 19 Vaccination certificates and PCR test results to facilitate swift completion of arrival formalities at ports of entry into Sri Lanka

All Sri Lankans and Foreigners are requested to upload their vaccine certificates and PCR test results to the following link in order to facilitate swift completion of arrival formalities at ports of entry into Sri Lanka:

https://airport.lk/health_declaration/index

While the above documents can also be submitted on arrival in hard copy, online uploading of the certificates and carrying copies of the same with the traveller would ensure swift completion of formalities without any delays.

Book on Rehabilitation of Ex-Combatants by Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation and Department of Government Information

The Sri Lankan government has been commitment to the rehabilitation of ex LTTE combatants and reintegrating them into society. This restorative justice adopted by the government is seen in the book ‘ Rehabilitation of Ex- Combatants’ published by the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation and the Department of Government Information on Rehabilitation of Ex- Combatants, Sri Lanka.

https://www.bcgr.gov.lk/sites/all/themes/bootstrap/common/images/Rehabilitation-of-Ex-Combatants.pdf

 

NOTICE

It is hereby notified that the Office of the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai will be closed for public operations from 22.04.2021 (Thursday) to 07.05.2021 (Friday).

For Emergency Services please contact the below numbers or Email to us.
Passport Related Enquiries​​​: 9445907433, 9841465625
​​​​​​​sldhcconsularbranch@gmail.com
Attestation & Sri Lankan
Visa Related Enquiries ​​​​: 9789917258
​​​​​​​​chennaiconsular.d@gmail.com
Pension / EPF Related Enquiries​​:
protosldhcchennai@gmail.com

 

Media Release

The Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission is in the process of compiling details of Sri Lankan students in South India and working on ensuring their safety and welfare. There are around 600 Sri Lankan students all over India dispersed throughout various States. Out of this, in Southern India alone 191 students have registered themselves at this Mission. Details are as follows:

Tamil Nadu 62
Telangana 09
Kerala 04
Andhra Pradesh 04
Karnataka 112

The Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission is in touch with the students and respective institutions to ensure their welfare and has advised all students to keep indoors and remain safe by abiding all precautionary measures. This Mission constantly monitors their situation and is committed to assist and ensure the safety and welfare of the students.

Further, the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka launched “Contact Sri Lanka” a web portal welcoming Sri Lankans living abroad to voluntarily register at www.contactsrilanka.mfa.gov.lk. Registering online in the web portal will allow the Ministry of Foreign Relations to reach out during emergencies such as the COVID 19 outbreak. This portal will connect Overseas Sri Lankans with stakeholders in Sri Lanka and network of Sri Lanka Missions aboard. A dedicated team of officials have already been assigned by the Ministry of Foreign Relations to respond to quarries of Overseas Sri Lankans and also to act as an online help desk during emergencies.

Registration by country will also allow the Ministry of Foreign Relations to propose concrete policy decisions to critical response situations such as evacuation etc., depending on the number of emergency assistance, requests generated. Therefore, Sri Lankans living abroad are invited to benefit from this portal.

Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission
Chennai

27th March, 2020

Limitation of Consular Services

The Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai will offer limited Consular Services from 24 March 2020 until further notice taking into account the global circumstances associated with COVID – 19.

Accordingly, for the following emergency Consular services kindly contact the 24/7 hotline:
1. Issuance of Emergency Travel Document for Sri Lankan citizens
2. Issuance of Certifications related to death of Sri Lankan national
3. Any other emergency services considered necessary
4. Urgent inquiries regarding COVID – 19 pandemic

Hot Line: 8939594463 and 9789919905
Email: sldhc.chennai@mfa.gov.lk

Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission
Chennai
23.03.2020