Under the guidance of Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, the Foreign Ministry will open a Regional Consular Office in Kandy.
Issuing a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the office will be opened today at 2 p.m.
The Regional Consular Office, which is located at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Information Technology Centre in Gatambe, Peradeniya, will be declared open by Minister Gunawardena in the presence of Foreign Secretary Admiral Professor Jayanath Colombage.
The opening of the Consular Office will allow the general public in the Central Province and adjacent areas to obtain a range of consular services without having to travel to the Consular Affairs Division of the Foreign Ministry in Colombo.
Consular services to be extended to the public would include attestation of birth, marriage and death certificates, educational and other legal documents for their use abroad, extending assistance to family members of Sri Lankans stranded abroad, facilitation of redress and compensation claims of families of migrant workers, and the repatriation of human remains from abroad.
The details of the Regional Consular Office are as follows.
Address: 2nd Floor, Mahinda Rajapaksa Information Technology Centre in Gatambe, Peradeniya, No.1065, Gatambe, Peradeniya.
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Telephone: 00 94 812384410