Embassy of the United Kingdom in Colombo


The British Embassy in Sri Lanka is a bilateral mission in Colombo and promotes British interests in Sri Lanka. The embassy of the United Kingdom also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Sri Lanka. The British Embassy in Colombo is headed by Mr John Rankin, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka.


British High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka 389 Bauddhaloka Mawatha Colombo 7 Sri Lanka


(+94) (11) 539 0639


(+94) (11) 539 0694





Mr John Rankin, High Commissioner

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Sri Lanka require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the British embassy in Colombo you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for the United Kingdom

For all British visa related matters contact the embassy in Colombo before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (ukinsrilanka.fco.gov.uk ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+94) (11) 539 0639 or email

Consulates of the United Kingdom in Sri Lanka

Next to the embassy in Colombo there could be additional British consulates located in Sri Lanka.

Please check below for the locations of the British consulates in Sri Lanka.

British Consulates in Sri Lanka

Next to the embassy in Colombo, the United Kingdom has consulates in the following cities: (if there are no cities mentioned here that means that United Kingdom does not have any consulates located in Sri Lanka ).

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the British Embassy in Colombo offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Sri Lanka to United Kingdom as wel as for British citizens in Sri Lanka. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, British nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.