Embassy of Sri Lanka in Canberra


The Sri Lankan Embassy in Australia is a bilateral mission in Canberra and promotes Sri Lankan interests in Australia. The embassy of Sri Lanka also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Australia. The Sri Lankan Embassy in Canberra is headed by Thisara Sugeeshwara Gunasekara Samarasinghe, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Australia.


Sri Lankan High Commission in Canberra, Australia 35 Empire Circuit Forrest Canberra ACT 2603 Australia


(+61) 2 6239 7041 / 2


(+61) 2 6239 6166






Thisara Sugeeshwara Gunasekara Samarasinghe, High Commissioner

Office Hours:

09.00 to 16.45

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Australia require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the Sri Lankan embassy in Canberra 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 Sri Lanka

For all Sri Lankan visa related matters contact the embassy in Canberra before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.slhcaust.org ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+61) 2 6239 7041 / 2 or email admin@slhcaust.org

Consulates of Sri Lanka in Australia

Next to the embassy in Canberra there could be additional Sri Lankan consulates located in Australia.

Please check below for the locations of the Sri Lankan consulates in Australia.

Sri Lankan Consulates in Australia

Next to the embassy in Canberra, Sri Lanka has consulates in the following cities: Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

Embassy Consular Department and Services

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