Platforms available for the Public to lodge complaints regarding any forms of illegal surveillances and harassment

The Ministry of Law & Order has, from time to time, been made aware of alleged incidents of harassment and illegal surveillance of the public, including human rights defenders and victims of human rights violations including members of the families of missing persons.

The Government of Sri Lanka is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all its citizens, at all times, and will ensure that any incident brought to the notice of the Sri Lanka Police is treated with utmost seriousness and investigated in keeping with the applicable laws.

Accordingly, if any member of the public is subjected to, or is made aware of instances of intimidation, illegal surveillance of civilians, or harassment by any individual or group of persons, kindly use the following mechanisms to lodge a complaint with any or all of the following.

• National Police Commission -1960 (hotline), 0115 107722
• Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka - 1996(hotline) 0112 505 575
• Special Investigations Unit of the Sri Lanka Police - 119 (hotline)
• TELL IGP - online complaints portal - http://www.telligp.police.lk


The original Media Release published by the Ministry of Law and Order can be downloaded here in EnglishSinhala and Tamil language.

 

Update on current situation in Sri Lanka - Kandy returns to normalcy

Sri Lanka has fully' returned to normal after the recent unrest in a part of Kandy District and all activities including tourism are normal.

The State of Emergency which was imposed purely as a precautionary measure to contain any untoward situation has now been fully removed. Temporary restrictions imposed on social media platforms have also been permanently lifted.

Kandy is now as safe for tourists as any other part of the country and the relevant government authorities have assured full security. Therefore, there are no restrictions on visiting any part of the country and tourists are especially encouraged to visit Kandy.

Sri Lanka participates at Ferien – Messe Wien 2018 Austria’s largest Holiday and Travel Show

Sri Lanka participated at the Ferien - Messe Wien 2018 Austria’s largest holiday and travel show held from 11-14 January 2018 in Vienna. Sri Lanka’s participation at this event was coordinated by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Vienna, Austria.

The Ferien-Messe Wien is held at the beginning of the holiday season for holiday, travel and variety seekers, attracting more than 800 national and international exhibitors from over 70 countries and approximately 150,000 visitors each year.

Six companies from the hospitality, travel and wellness industry participated under the Sri Lanka Pavilion, namely: Siddhalepa Ayurvedha Health Resort, Araliya Green Hills Hotel (Pvt) Ltd, Ayubowan Tours and Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka Express, World Travel Centre (Pvt) Ltd and Exotic (Pvt) Ltd.

The Sri Lanka Pavilion was inaugurated by H.E. Priyanee Wijesekera, Ambassador and Permanent Representative for Sri Lanka in Vienna, Austria on 11 January 2018 with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp in the presence of many invitees including Dr. Robert Luck, Regional Manager for South and South East Asia of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Commerce and Professor Werner Zips, Deputy Director of Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, who produced a documentary on Sri Lanka titled “Sri Lanka - Insel der Hoffnung” (Sri Lanka - Island of Hope) which was telecast on Austrian, German and Swiss television. Traditional Sri Lankan refreshments were also served.

A presentation titled “Sri Lanka Perle des Indischen Ozeans” (Sri Lanka Pearl of the Indian Ocean) was also made at the Travel Cinema on Thursday 11 and Sunday 14 January, which highlighted the country as an ideal tourist destination.

Promotion of tea from the Sri Lanka Tea Board was also conducted with tea tasting and handing out of samples of tea over the four days.
Several thousands of prospective travelers to Sri Lanka, media personnel, journalists and tour operators visited the Sri Lanka pavilion to obtain information on tourist attractions, ayurvedha and to taste Sri Lankan tea.

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Vienna, Austria
15 January 2018

Commencement of Work Year 2018 at Sri Lanka Embassy and the Permanent Mission in Vienna, Austria

Commencement of Work Year 2018
at Sri Lanka Embassy and the Permanent Mission in Vienna, Austria

The Mission on 02nd January 2018 ceremonially commenced work in the year 2018.

The Official program of the commencement of work in the year 2018 was inaugurated with hoisting of the National Flag by H.E. Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekera Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in the presence of the members of staff followed by singing of the National Anthem of Sri Lanka. Two minutes silence was observed to commemorate war heroes and others who sacrificed their lives on behalf of our motherland. All staff members read the “Oath of Public Servants” together.

New Year Speech was delivered by H.E. Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekera Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka highlighting the necessity to accomplish the challenges in implementation of public policies and goals of Sri Lanka.

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