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Foreign Ministry takes stock of action by Sri Lanka Missions abroad to ensure the welfare of Overseas Sri Lankans (OSL)

Friday, 03 April 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Relations, sensitive to the concerns of the OSLs amidst the rapid spread of the COVID-19 and the inability to return to Sri Lanka, has held consultations over the past 2 days with its Heads of Missions based in 67 cities across the world, to facilitate the wellbeing and safety of Overseas Sri Lankans, while preparing for any exigencies they could have to meet in the coming days.

Establishment of the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund

Saturday, 28 March 2020

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York is pleased to inform that H.E. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has established the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund with the objective of strengthening the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country.  The President has already donated a sum of Rs.

Over 17,000 Overseas Sri Lankans register on ‘Contact Sri Lanka’

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Over 17,457 Overseas Sri Lankans (OSL) had by Saturday noon (28 March), registered on the ‘Contact Sri Lanka’ Online Portal of the Ministry of Foreign Relations. Of these, 6773 are from the Middle East region, 1892 from Europe, 1302 from South Asia, 1028 from North America and over 6000 from other parts of the world.  

Foreign Ministry launches ‘Contact Sri Lanka’-Online Portal for Overseas Sri Lankans in collaboration with ICTA

Thursday, 26 March 2020

‘Contact Sri Lanka’ an online portal jointly created by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) for the benefit of Overseas Sri Lankans was launched today (26 March 2020) at the Ministry of Foreign Relations.