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Sri Lanka Embassy in Chennai, India

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Sri Lanka Embassy in nungambakkam, Chennai


sri lanka embassy chennai

Office Address
Deputy High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
56, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam
Chennai 600 034. India

Office working days and working hours
Monday to Friday 9.00a.m to 5.15p.m

Office Telephone Numbers
0091 44 28241896
0091 44 28252612
0091 44 28241047

Fax Nos.
0091 44 28241894
0091 44 28254242


List of Holidays

Festival Date Day
Milad-un-Nabi 04 January 2015 Sunday
Tamil Thaipongal 15 January 2015 Thursday
Uzhavar Thirunal 17 January 2015 Saturday
Republic Day of India 26 January 2015 Monday
National Day of Sri Lanka 04 February 2015 Wednesday
Mahasivarathri Day 17 February 2015 Tuesday
Telegu New Year’s Day 21 March 2015 Saturday
Good Friday 03 April 2015 Friday
Day Prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year 13 April 2015 Monday
Sinhala & Tamil New Year 14 April 2015 Tuesday
May Day 01 May 2015 Friday
Vesak Full Moon Poya Day 04 May 2015 Monday
Poson Full Moon Poya Day 02 June 2015 Tuesday
Id-Ul-Fitr(Ramazan) 18 July 2015 Saturday
Independence Day of India 15 August 2015 Saturday
Krishna Jayanthi 05 September 2015 Saturday
Vinayakar Chathurthi 17 September 2015 Thursday
Id-Ul-Alha-Hadji (Bakrid) 24 September 2015 Thursday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 02 October 2015 Friday
Vijaya Dasami 22 October 2015 Thursday
Deepavali Festival Day 10 November 2015 Tuesday
Milad-Un-Nabi 23 December 2015 Wednesday
Christmas Day 25 December 2015 Friday

Types of visa available in srilankan embassy, Chennai

Short Term Visa

A Visit Visa is an entry permit signifying the consent of the Sri Lankan Government for the admission of a foreign national to the country. The Visa contains details of the period of time and the condition/s of the stay.
Following sub-categories come under visit visas:

1. Tourist visit Visa

A Tourist Visa is issued to bona-fide tourists who wish to visit Sri Lanka for tourism purposes.

2. Business visit Visa

A Business Purpose Visa is issued to foreign nationals who visit Sri Lanka for business purposes for short period of time. This visa may be issued for single, double or multiple journeys.

3. Transit visa

Transiting through Sri Lanka

Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)

Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is an online system which provides official authorization for short visits (up to 30 days),
and is issued electronically. Those who wish to undertake short-term visits must obtain an ETA prior to their arrival in Sri Lanka.

Diplomatic and Official Visas

Diplomatic or Official Passport holders intending to visit Sri Lanka for official purposes should forward their ETA applications to the
Department of Immigration & Emigration through the relevant Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission. They are advised to complete the relevant application
(download application here) and submit it to the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi, India with a Note Verbal from the relevant Mission/International
Organization/Ministry of External Affairs of India and the invitation from the relevant Organization in Sri Lanka confirming that the visit is official.

Visa for Journalists

All media personnel intending to visit Sri Lanka should obtain a visa from the relevant Sri Lanka Embassy/High Commission/Consulate prior to their arrival in Colombo.

Residence Visa & Entry Visa

A Residence Visa is a permit for a non-Sri Lankan to obtain residence facilities for special purposes. It is issued to persons of non-Sri Lankan nationality to whom it has been decided to extend residence facilities for the purpose of investment or otherwise, in circumstances where the prescribed authority is satisfied that their stay in Sri Lanka
and the pursuit of their vocations are not prejudicial to the best interests of the population.

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