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The Government of Sri Lanka released it's Vision 2025 for the Country.

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The Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka first introduced a system of colleting biometric data of passport applicants in Sri Lanka on 15th August 2015. Accordingly, finger prints and digital face image have been collected.

The Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka has decided to extend the system of collection of biometric data of the passport applicants applying through the Sri Lanka Missions overseas with effect from 01st January 2018 to strengthen the integrity of the passport issuance process. At present biometric data is not collected when an application is submitted through a Sri Lanka Missions overseas.

Accordingly, under the new regulations, any person applying for Sri Lankan passport at Sri Lanka Missions overseas on or after 01st January 2018, will be required to provide biometric data to the Department of Immigration and Emigration upon their first entry to Sri Lanka. Necessary facilities will be available at the Department’s Head Office and branches to complete this process to minimize inconvenience caused to the applicants.


 


Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt

05.12.2017

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A Sri Lanka Culture, Heritage & Tourism promotion event themed “Sri Lanka Evening” was held on November 09 at the University of Kassel – Witzenhausen in Kassel, Germany. The event was organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt am Main, Germany with the Support of University of Kassel – Witzenhausen and Sri Lanka Tourism promotion Bureau.

50 guests participated in the event representing a diverse group of German and international university students and academic staff. Ambassador Ranjith Gunaratna, Consul General, delivered the opening remarks. Several videos depicting Sri Lankan heritage and tourism hotspots were shown. Professor Dr. Domrös who is an expert on South Asian culture and a frequent traveler to Sri Lanka gave an introduction to Sri Lankan culture & heritage.

In Conclusion, guests of the event were treated with traditional Sri Lankan food and Ceylon Tea.

The event aimed to enhance understanding of Sri Lankan culture among German and international students and to promote Sri Lanka as a destination of choice.
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Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt organized a Sinhala and Tamil New year festival on 24th April 2016 under the guidance of Ambassador Ranjith Gunaratna, Consul General and with the support of Sri Lankan community in Germany.

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AwurudukumaraiConsulate General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt organized a Sinhala and Tamil New year festival on 24th April 2016 under the guidance of Ambassador Ranjith Gunaratna, Consul General and with the support of Sri Lankan community in Germany.

The festival commenced with multi faith religious observances. Ambassador Gunaratna Hoisted the National Flag and National Anthem was sung in both Sinhala and Tamil. All the guests enjoyed traditional Avurudu Kema Mesaya with milk rice known as kiribath, sweets and many other traditional Sri Lankan foods. The event held in Frankfurt city attracted a large number of Sri Lankans of all communities and Germans. They had the chance of participating in traditional games and activities related to the Sinhala and Tamil New year festival.

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