Residents of the Eastern province will be able to obtain Consular Services provided from the Foreign Ministry at a regional office to be set up in Trincomalee from Saturday onwards, a spokesperson from the Ministry said.
The Foreign Ministry will be opening a Regional Consular Office at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Inner Harbour Road, Trincomalee at 2.00 p.m on March 13.
Foreign Minister, Dinesh Gunawardena with Foreign Secretary, Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage will lead the ceremonial launch of the Regional Consular Office.
The ministry said in a statement that the opening of the Consular Office will allow the general public in the Eastern Province and adjacent areas to obtain a range of consular services, without having to travel to the Consular Division of the Foreign Ministry in Colombo.
“With the establishment of the Regional Consular Office, the general public will be able to obtain a range of consular services such as attestation of birth, marriage and death certificates as well as educational certificates for their use abroad; extending assistance to family members of Sri Lankans who may be stranded abroad; facilitation of redress and compensation claims of families of migrant workers; and repatriation of human remains from abroad.”
The office will operate from Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4.15pm. Their email is : [email protected]