Sri Lanka: Temporary Closure of Embassies

April 13, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points  

  • The Sri Lankan embassies in Oslo, Norway and Baghdad, Iraq, and the consulate general in Sydney, Australia will temporarily close on 30 March 2022  
  • The consular functions of these three missions will be reassigned  

Overview  

The government of Sri Lanka announced that it will temporarily close its embassies in Oslo, Norway and Baghdad, Iraq. The government will also close the Consulate General in Sydney, Australia. These measures will go into effect on 30 April 2022.  

Functions of the embassy in Oslo, Norway will be moved to the Sri Lankan embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. Functions of the embassy in Baghdad, Iraq will be shifted to the Sri Lankan embassy in Abu Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.  

The work of the Consulate General in Sydney, Australia will be moved to the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra, Australia.   

What are the Changes? 

The government of Sri Lanka announced the temporary closure of three missions abroad due to the conditions of the global pandemic and economic challenges. The functions of these missions have been accredited to nearby missions.  

Looking Ahead  

The foreign affairs department of Sri Lanka will monitor the transition process over the next several months and release updates accordingly. Continue to check the government of Sri Lanka’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  


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