Welcome to High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pakistan

On arrival visa facility for Pakistani National has been suspended until further notice. Please apply visa through High Commission or through online. However, on arrival facility still can be utilized by the Pakistani officials and diplomatic passports holders. The processing time is of two weeks. There are some other countries as well for which, on line arrival visa facility has been suspended. Please visit the Immigration Department website for further details.

පකිස්තානයේ ඉස්ලමාබාද් අගනුවර ජාතික අවුරුදු උළෙල සමරයි

පකිස්තානයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ කොමසාරිස්  කාර්යාලය මගින් සංවිධානය කරන ලද ජාතික මහා බක් මහ උළෙලක් ඉස්ලාමාබාද් අගනුවරදී පවත්වන ලදි.
උළෙල සමාරම්භයේදී ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික ගී ගායනා  කළ අතර චාරිත්‍රානුකූල පොල්තෙල් පහන දැල්වීම සිදු කළහ.
කණා මුට්ටිය බිදීම, දෙහි ගෙඩිය හැන්දේ තබාගෙන යාම, බැලුම් පිපිරවීම, අලියට ඇහ තැබීම, බනිස් කෑම, විකට ඇදුම් තරගය ආදී සම්පදායික කෙළිසෙල්ලම් වලින් සමන්විතවුණු මෙම බක්මහ උළෙල ආරාධිතයින්ගේ විශේෂ පැසසුමට ලක්විය.
මෙම උළෙල සදහා  ඉස්ලාමාබාද් සහ අවර නගර වල වෙසෙන ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයින් හා පකිස්තානු ජාතිකයින්ද සහභාගි විය.
ශ්‍රී ලාංකික රස කැවිලි සහිත ආහාරපානාදියෙන් සහභාගි වූ සැම දෙනාටම පිරිනමන ලදි.

ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ කොමසාරිස්  කාර්යාලය
ඉස්ලාමාබාද්
පකිස්තානය
18th April, 2017

Sri Lanka High Commission in Islamabad celebrates the 69th Independence Day of Sri Lanka.

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Islamabad celebrated the 69th Independence Day of Sri Lanka at the High Commission premises on 04th February 2017, with traditional fervor and enthusiasm. Religious leaders, Sri Lankans living in Pakistan, students and High Commission officials participated at this event.

The celebration was begun with hoisting of national flag by the High Commissioner H.E. Major General (R) Jayanath Lokuketagodage on the tune of national anthem. Following the lightning of oil lamp by the dignitaries, two minutes silence was observed for the National War Heroes as a mark of respect for their sacrifices for the peace, independence and sovereignty of the motherland.

This was followed by the religious observance performed by religious leaders representing the Buddhist, Hindu, Christianity and Islam religions blessing Sri Lanka and all the Sri Lankans. The special messages of the President, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka were read out on the occasion. Speaking at the gathering, High Commissioner said that Sri Lanka and Pakistan had been enjoying a very cordial and warm relationship from the beginning. Further he mentioned that the unity government is working very hard to ensure good governance, transparency, accountability and the promotion of pluralism. At the end of the ceremony the visitors were served with Sri Lankan tea and the traditional kavum, kiribath and other Lankan sweetmeats.

In the evening of 06th February a formal reception was held with a special cultural show presented by a group of 14 members from the Sri Lanka Navy dance troupe. A gathering of 500 people comprising more than 200 diplomats of friendly countries, Ministers and dignitaries of Pakistan and the Sri Lankans living in Pakistan attended a truly Sri Lankan event.

High Commissioner, in his speech pointed out that political, trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka are solid and longstanding. Pakistan is the second largest trading partner of Sri Lanka in the SAARC region. Sri Lanka was the first country to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan. A substantial growth is seen in bilateral trade, particularly after implementation of the Pakistan–Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) in 2005. The value of total trade between the two countries has increased from US $ 158 Million in 2005 to over US $ 337 Million (up to November) in 2016. The balance of trade (BOT) has always been in favor of Pakistan and the trade gap has increased at a considerable rate over the years. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are determined to boost the bilateral trade to reach at US$ 1 billion mark. Therefore, authorities of both the countries are regularly monitoring, reviewing and addressing issues that are being encountered by the business community in order to further strengthen the existing trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

At the end of the event, the participants were presented with Sri Lankan Tea bags from “Senok” tea Sri Lanka.

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Islamabad celebrated the 69th Independence Day of Sri Lanka at the High Commission premises on 04th February 2017, with traditional fervor and enthusiasm. Religious leaders, Sri Lankans living in Pakistan, students and High Commission officials participated at this event.

The celebration was begun with hoisting of national flag by the High Commissioner H.E. Major General (R) Jayanath Lokuketagodage on the tune of national anthem. Following the lightning of oil lamp by the dignitaries, two minutes silence was observed for the National War Heroes as a mark of respect for their sacrifices for the peace, independence and sovereignty of the motherland.

This was followed by the religious observance performed by religious leaders representing the Buddhist, Hindu, Christianity and Islam religions blessing Sri Lanka and all the Sri Lankans. The special messages of the President, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka were read out on the occasion. Speaking at the gathering, High Commissioner said that Sri Lanka and Pakistan had been enjoying a very cordial and warm relationship from the beginning. Further he mentioned that the unity government is working very hard to ensure good governance, transparency, accountability and the promotion of pluralism. At the end of the ceremony the visitors were served with Sri Lankan tea and the traditional kavum, kiribath and other Lankan sweetmeats.

In the evening of 06th February a formal reception was held with a special cultural show presented by a group of 14 members from the Sri Lanka Navy dance troupe. A gathering of 500 people comprising more than 200 diplomats of friendly countries, Ministers and dignitaries of Pakistan and the Sri Lankans living in Pakistan attended a truly Sri Lankan event.

High Commissioner, in his speech pointed out that political, trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka are solid and longstanding. Pakistan is the second largest trading partner of Sri Lanka in the SAARC region. Sri Lanka was the first country to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan. A substantial growth is seen in bilateral trade, particularly after implementation of the Pakistan–Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) in 2005. The value of total trade between the two countries has increased from US $ 158 Million in 2005 to over US $ 337 Million (up to November) in 2016. The balance of trade (BOT) has always been in favor of Pakistan and the trade gap has increased at a considerable rate over the years. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are determined to boost the bilateral trade to reach at US$ 1 billion mark. Therefore, authorities of both the countries are regularly monitoring, reviewing and addressing issues that are being encountered by the business community in order to further strengthen the existing trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

At the end of the event, the participants were presented with Sri Lankan Tea bags from “Senok” tea Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Condemns the Terrorist Attack on a Christmas Market in Berlin

Sri Lanka strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a Christmas Market in Berlin on  19 December.

This attack on civilians at a time of celebration and festivity is an assault on freedom, democracy and pluralism, and an attempt to instill fear and create divisions in society. It is disturb ing that the perpetrators of this act unleashed such hatred and violence during a season that heralds peace and fellowship.

 

The Government of Sri Lanka extends  condolences to the families of the victims, and to the Government and the people of Germany at this difficult time.

 

We wish all those who were injured, a speedy recovery.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Colombo

22 December 27, 2016

 

Vesak Festival in Islamabad

H.E. Major Gen. (R) L.K.J.C. Perera, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka and the staff of the High Commission organized a vesak festival in the Buddhist Temple at the International Buddhist centre in diplomatic Enclave in Islamabad on the full moon poya day on 21st May 2016 with the participation of Sri Lankan community in Islamabad and Punjab.

The event started with the “Buddha pooja” ceremony and followed by Chanting of “Pirith” The representative from all Buddhist countries including Thailand, Myanmar, India, Indonesia and Vietnam also participated together with their Families.

The temple was decorated with Lanterns and illuminated with colorful lights which were attractive among the visitors.




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