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Temporarily Postponing the proposed free visa scheme for selected countries

As a result of prevailing security condition of the country, the Department of Immigration and Emigration, Sri Lanka has been decided that the proposed free visa scheme for selected 39 countries which was scheduled to be implemented from 01st of May 2019 will be postponed until further notice.

Notice – Book of Condolences

Government of Sri Lanka has declared 23rd of April 2019, a “National Day of Mourning,” in memory of the victims of the horrific attacks that took place in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, 21st April, 2019.
In this regard, a book of condolences will be opened for signing at the Embassy on the 4th Floor, Sjølyst Plass 2, 0278 Oslo, Norway.

24th April 2019 (Wednesday)

25th April 2019 (Thursday)

26th April 2019 (Friday)

from 13.00 hrs until 15.00 hrs.

Message of Condolence by H.E. the Ambassador

The attacks that took place in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have come as a terrible shock to us and we are still coming to terms with it. I am at a loss for words at this sorrowful time, and I know there is little I can say to heal the pain felt by so many. My heart goes out to those who have been personally affected by this tragedy.

I would like to thank all those at home, Norway, Finland, Iceland and around the world who have offered their condolences and support. Your prayers and concern are much appreciated.

Sri Lanka emerged an united nation after 26 years of civil war, and we will do so once again.

Arusha Cooray


Embassy of Sri Lanka, Norway