New Regional Consular Office of Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry opens in Jaffna

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Following the vision of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery to the public, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened a Regional Consular Office on Thursday, 26 January in Jaffna.

The Consular Office located at the District Secretariat in Jaffna, will provide a range of consular services to the public that were previously provided only through the Consular Office of the Foreign Ministry in Colombo, the Foreign Ministry said.

Services provided by the Regional Office will range from attestation of birth, marriage and death certificates as well as educational certificates for their use abroad; extending assistance to family members of Sri Lankans who may be stranded abroad; facilitation of redress and compensation claims of families of migrant workers; and repatriation of human remains from abroad.

The Regional Consular Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the District Secretariat, Kandy Road, Jaffna will be in operation Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Telephone: 00 94 21 2215970 Fax: 00 94 21 2215972.