Sri Lanka foreign ministry opens consular office in north
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it will open a Regional Consular Office in northern Jaffna, the former base of a minority Tamil separatist uprising, to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery to the public.
“The Regional Office will provide a range of consular services to the public that were previously provided only through the office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo,” a statement said.
Services provided by the office include attestation of birth, marriage and death certificates and educational certificates for their use abroad, extending assistance to family members stranded abroad, facilitation of compensation claims of families of migrant workers and repatriation of human remains from abroad.
(COLOMBO, Jan 25, 2016)