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Holy Mass and Memorial Service in Solidarity with People of Sri Lanka


On 26th April 2019, the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Etobicoke, Toronto had packed with Sri Lankans belongs to all faiths at an interfaith solidarity in Mass and Memorial service to honour the victims and to bless the injured in the wake of Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.

This event hastily organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in association with the Canada-Sri Lanka Catholic Association in Toronto. The members of Federal Parliament of Canada and Provincial Parliament of Ontario, Mayor of Mississauga, Chief of Protocol of Ontario, members of the Consular corps in Toronto and other dignitaries among the participants.

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Lt. Governor of Ontario province signs Condolence Book at Sri Lanka Consulate General


Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Province, Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell visited the Sri Lanka Consulate in Toronto on 23rd April 2019 to sign the Condolence Book opened at the Consul General’s office at the Consulate in memory of the victims and all those affected by the attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. The Hon. Governor offered her sincere condolences to the people of Sri Lanka and she also expressed that “such devastating times reminds us that we are all one people and everyone stand with you in solidarity”.

Consuls General of USA, Japan, China, Korea, Turkey, UAE, Ghana, Argentina, Barbados, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary were among the other signatories of condolence book.

Consulate General of Sri Lanka


29 April 2019


First ever Sinhalese Heritage Day and 43rd Annual New Year Celebrations at the Parliament of Canada


The inaugural Sinhalese Heritage Day and 43rd Annual New Year Celebration organized by the Sri Lanka Canada Association of Ottawa (SLCAO) was held at the Parliament in Canada on 27th April 2019. This event was organized in collaboration with Canada Sinhalese Association of Toronto, Sri Lanka United National association (SLUNA) of Toronto, Sri Lanka Canada Association of Manitoba (SLAM) and Friends of Sri Lanka in Montreal among others.

The ceremony comprised of Sri Lankan cultural dance/music performances, heritage stations exhibiting various aspects of Sinhalese heritage and complementary traditional Sri Lankan Food. The Sri Lanka High Commission station promoted Sri Lanka as a tourist destination and served complementary Ceylon tea to the visitors who attended the event.

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On Arrival Tourist Visa for Selected Countries on Free of Charge with Effect from 1 st May 2019



Media Release-Statement from Sri Lanka Tourism (SLTDA & SLTPB)

Following  the acts of terror that took place on Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SL TPB) and Sri Lanka Tourism Development  Authority (SLTDA) have continued to engage with high-level  government  officials  and tourism  stakeholders  in order to assess the current situation  and have taken necessary  steps to ensure all possible assistance  is provided to tourists in need of help.

Sri  Lanka Tourism is deeply shocked  and  saddened by  the senseless violence and unreservedly  condemns these  dastardly  acts. We  offer  our  deepest  sympathies and condolences to all the victims and their families, while wishing a speedy recovery to all those injured and currently receiving treatment.

In the immediate  aftermath of the explosions  Sri Lanka Tourism deployed trained emergency response  teams  and its representatives  at hospitals,  affected  hotels  and  the airport  to assist tourists  in  any  way  possible  including  hotel  transfers,  airline  bookings,  airport  transfers, itinerary  changes, hospital  treatment,   contacting   their  loved  ones  and  reuniting   missing family members through diplomatic channels.

In addition  a 24 hour emergency  support desk has been established  and can be accessed  as follows;

Emergency  local hotline number to assist tourists currently in Sri Lanka - 1912

Emergency   hotline  to  assist  families  of  affected  foreign  nationals   (  Travel  Information counter at BIA)   +94 11 2252411 or  + 94 112252861 Ext 3359

Sri Lanka Tourism wishes to assure tourists who are already in the country and unaffected by the tenor  attacks that the police, tourism police and security forces are jointly  implementing  a comprehensive  security  plan to ensure their  safety  across the island including  all important tourism  sites.  Meanwhile  a security  briefing  was held  on 22nd April  for hotel  owners  and operators on the new safety measures that are being rolled out and to seek their cooperation in strengthening  security at hotels and resorts.

Sri Lanka Tourism would like to reassure the world that the country is open for business and all possible measures  have been taken to ensure the safety and security of tourists. Our world famous tourism  sites, hotels,  resorts  and other tourist  attractions  will remain  open as usual. There are no road closures or restrictions on movement anywhere in the island.

Sri Lanka is a proudly  diverse nation which celebrates  its multicultural  nature.  Since the end of the war  a decade  ago,  Sri Lanka  has  enjoyed  absolute  peace  and  it will  do everything within its power to maintain  the peaee that every Sri Lankan cherishes and rebuild what has been destroyed with renewed vigour. There is no place for terrorism of any kind in Sri Lanka and  whoever  that  is responsible  for the  Easter  Sunday  violence  will be  hunted  down  and punished in the strongest possible manner.

Sri Lanka Tourism looks forward to warmly welcome all those who have planned trips to the country in the days, weeks and months ahead.



Ministry  of Tourism  Development,   Wildlife  and Christian   Religious  Affairs

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