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Vesak Day Message of H.E. the President of Sri Lanka

The Buddhists in Sri Lanka, together with fellow Buddhist brethren the world over, celebrate the Vesak, their supreme religious festival, with much religious fervour and enthusiasm. Since ancient times, it has been the practice to spend the period of Vesak indulging in religious observances with the fervent veneration of the Buddha.

Sri Lanka remembers all those lives lost on 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday attacks

On this day, Sri Lanka remembers all those lives lost and changed forever in barbaric acts of violence one year ago. We share the grief of families who lost their loved ones and stand in solidarity with those countries which lost their nationals.  

Facilitation of outward remittances to Sri Lankan students and those on short term visits abroad

With regard to regulations pertaining to remittances of foreign exchange, please note the following:

        1. With regard to foreign remittance, on 19th March 2020 Foreign Exchange Department of the Central Bank issued a directive to Authorized Dealers on Release of Foreign Currency Notes for Travel Purposes with a ceiling of USD 5,000.