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Internship with the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations

Internships at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka offer students and suitably qualified candidates an exciting opportunity to obtain a good understanding of Sri Lanka’s engagement in multilateral issues and the workings of the United Nations.



  • Open to Sri Lankans and others over 18 years of age with visa eligibility for internship.
  • Internships commence in Spring, Summer and Fall, i.e. mid/late January, June and September respectively.


Conditions relating to internship:

  • Internship is for a period of 3 months, with the possibility of an extension.
  • Necessary support would be provided for interns to carry out their work. However, interns should make their own arrangements for accommodation, transport and other logistical arrangements for their stay in New York.
  • Internship with the Mission does not carry any remuneration or promise of employment with the Mission or the government of Sri Lanka.
  • A certificate will be provided at the end of the internship.


Application procedure:

  • A letter indicating expression of interest to work as an intern
  • Copy of academic certificate (and if currently enrolled in academic institution, a letter from the institution)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Applications should be forwarded to: Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations on email: mail@slmission.com with the subject “application for post of intern”.



U.S. Embassy Colombo warns over Green Card scams

The U.S. Embassy, Colombo in a press release warns Sri Lankan citizens about internet scams related to the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery or commonly known as “Green Card Lottery”. The Consular Division of the U.S. Embassy informs that the U.S. Government does not notify green card lottery winners by email and instructs not to respond or pay any money on the instructions of these emails.

The following is the full text of the press release:

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Colombo would like to address recent concerns over e-mails that claim to be sent on behalf of the U.S. Department of State or its Bureau of Consular Affairs. We are aware that several entities claiming to be the Department of State or facilitators for the Diversity Visa Lottery or Green Cards send malicious and fraudulent e-mails to Sri Lankan citizens.

For your protection, please note the following:

1. Diversity Visa Lottery notifications are NOT sent via e-mail. E-mails stating that you have won the Diversity Visa Lottery or a Green Card are NOT legitimate. Diversity Visa Lottery entrants may check the status of their online application by visiting www.dvlottery.state.gov for the DV 2012 season beginning on July 15, 2011.

2. Only Internet sites ending in “.gov” are official U.S. Government websites. If you receive an e-mail from an address that ends with “.com”, “.net”, or “.org”, it is NOT an official e-mail from the U.S. Embassy.

I hope you find this information useful. Please do not hesitate to share this information with friends and family.


Updating Contact Details of Sri Lanka Community in the Tri-State Area

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York is updating the contact details of Sri Lankans and people of Sri Lankan origin residing in the Tri-State area of the US, which will be used to communicate invitations for public events and important developments.

Sri Lankans and people of Sri Lankan origin residing in the Tri-State area of the US are kindly requested to send their name, profession/areas of specialization if any, email, mailing address, TP & Cell numbers to the following email of the Mission:


Please circulate this announcement among your concerned contacts as well.


Thanking you.

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN

New York

01st December 2015