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Authorized Laboratories to Conduct COVID-19 PCR Testing in Sri Lanka

Authorized Laboratories to Conduct COVID-19 PCR Testing in Sri Lanka


The Consul General’s Office in Toronto wishes to inform Sri Lankan pensioners who are yet to submit their Life/Residence Certificates for 2021 for attestation by the Consulate   to do so on/before 25 March 2021.

Since, the Consul General’s  Office has to strictly follow  the Ontario health guidelines with regard to COVID-19, and restrictions, all pensioners  are kindly requested to adhere to the following instructions;

  • Duly fill  the Life/Residence Certificates 2021 and place your signature at category 03 ( front page down) and the Declaration category on the reverse  side of the form.
  • With duly filled  form attach copies of the following
  • Only the photo page of your  valid  Sri Lankan or Canadian passport.
  • Pension card,  and
  • A  self-addressed stamped envelope in order to send you the  attested copy
  • You can only drop off the form with the attachments in the special box at the Consul General’s Office  or send by post.

If you wish to  send by post  please get your doctors attestation with his/her names  stamp on the Certification category of the reverse  side of the form. In order to  avoid Covid-19  risk, specially disabled, medically, physically challenged and seniors are kindly requested to refrain from  visiting  our Office and instead  send their forms  with doctors attestation post  with self addressed stamped envelope.

  • Due to Covid-19  risk, entrance to the building is restricted and facility is not provided to fill the form at the Office. No waiting will be available until  Ontario  Covid-19  restrictions are eased/lifted. Therefore,  please  fill your forms at home.
  • Upon receipt of your form, this Office will attest and forward the originals to the Pensions  Department and send your  copy  to you in the  self addressed envelope within 10 days.
  • We appreciate  your understanding and cooperation and wish you good health.
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Damage to Telephone Lines – Sri Lanka Consulate General, Toronto

A thunderstorm, winds and rain to parts of Toronto have caused damage to telephone lines, and the Consulate is unable to place or receive calls from yesterday, 08.09.2021. However, the e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it is operational.


The Service Provider has informed that its network teams are working to fix widespread network outages and resolve the issue as quickly as possible, however, it did not say when it expected the problem to be fixed.

Review of Approval Procedure to Enter Sri Lanka

01.     The procedure for entry into Sri Lanka has been reviewed and the new guidelines mentioned below will be applied with immediate effect.

Under the new procedure :

i.       Sri Lankans

ii.      Dual Citizens who travel on Sri Lankan Passports / ETDs

iii.     Spouse of Sri Lankans who are foreigners.

iv.     Unmarried children of Sri Lankans who are foreigners and

v.      Sri Lankan Seafarers arriving by Air will be permitted to enter into Sri Lanka without prior approval of the Foreign Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority.

vi. Please note prior to departure ex-Sri Lankan/Canadian passport holders, need to obtain a landing permit through the Department of Immigration and Emigration on payment of the relevant visa fee. Kindly, direct your NOK/contact person in Sri Lanka to contact the Head Office of the Department of Immigration and obtain a visa on payment basis.


How to Obtain the Landing Permit

a. Traveller needs to send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it asking to grant approval to visit Sri Lanka along with a copy of the passport .

b. Traveller will get the approval from the Foreign Ministry by email and another second approval email will come from Civil Aviation Authority in Sri Lanka.

c. Thereafter, send an NoK or contact to the Department of  Immigration & Emigration in  Battaramulla with the following.

*        Copies of e-mails from the Foreign Ministry and Civil Aviation

*        Copy of  passport – photo page and alteration and observation page

*        Copy of  birth certificate

*        Copy of travel itinerary if available

Landing Permit will be issued to the NoK/contact person who goes to the Immigration Department. Then ask him/her to scan it and send it to you.

02.     The respective Air Lines will  facilitate the travel of Sri Lankans.

03.     All arriving passengers are required to adhere to the Health Protocols / Guidelines that are applicable at the time of arrival.

Contact Details


Department of Immigration and Emigration
"Suhurupaya", Sri Subhuthipura Road, Battaramulla.

Hotline   : 1962
Phone    : 94-11-5329000 Hunting Line
Fax        : 94-11-2885358
E-Mail    : controller[at]
Web Site:

Controller General of Immigration and Emigration & Commissioner for Registration of Persons of Indian Origin
Mr. U. V. Sarath Rupasiri
Telephone : +94 11 5329500
Ext : 9500
Fax : +94 11 2885358
Email : controller[at]

Additional Controller General

Telephone : +94 11 5329595
: 9595


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