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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.

මීට වසරකට පෙර සිදුකළ ම්ලේච්ඡ ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියාවලින් අහිමි වූ හා සදහටම වෙනස් වූ සියලුම ජීවිත ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අද දින සිහිපත් කරයි. තම ආදරණීයයන් අහිමි වූ පවුල්වල ශෝකය අපි බෙදා හදා ගන්නා අතර, තම ජාතිකයන් අහිමි වූ අනෙකුත් රටවල් සමඟ එක්ව කටයුතු කරන්නෙමු.

ஓராண்டிற்கு முன்னர் வன்முறைகளில் இழந்த, பாதிப்புற்ற அனைவரையும் இன்றைய தினம் இலங்கை நினைவு கூர்கின்றது. தமது உறவுகளையிழந்த குடும்பங்களின் துன்பங்களை நாம் பகிர்ந்து கொள்வதுடன், தமது பிரஜைகளையிழந்த நாடுகளுடன் துணை நிற்கின்றோம்

 

Ministry of Foreign Relations

Colombo

21 April 2020

Special Announcement for All Sri Lankans Currently Staying in Poland and Romania

 

Special Announcement for All Sri Lankans Currently Staying in Poland and Romania

Until the risk of COVID-19 is minimized, the Government of Sri Lanka requests Sri Lankans residing/staying in Poland and Romania, who wish to return to Sri Lanka safely to remain where they are. Requests to return to Sri Lanka, by Sri Lankans who are currently overseas, will be facilitated after containment of COVID-19 in the country.

In this context, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Poland requests that Sri Lankans in Poland and Romania, who wish to return to Sri Lanka, to register with the Embassy by submitting  information requested below to mission@srilankaembassy.com.pl This information would be used for the purpose of speedy travel in the event of a possible evacuation.

1.    Surname (as given in the passport):

2.    First Name (as given in the passport):

3.    Passport Number:

4.    Age:

5.    Gender:

6.    Address of Residence/Stay:

7.    Mobile Number:

8.    E-mail/Social media:

9.    Details of Family Members (Names /Passport Numbers, etc., if accompanied) :

10.  Category of Visa status:

(i.e. students, short-term visitor/migrant worker/ resident/Holder of permanent resident status and dual citizen etc.)

11.   Residential address in Sri Lanka with contact details (address, phone, email) :

12.   Next of Kin to be contacted in an emergency (address, phone, email) :

13.   Comments (if any) :

Please be informed that all those who will be arriving in Sri Lanka will be required to undergo

Compulsory precautionary measures immediately after arriving at the Airport including quarantine.

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Poland

11.04.2020

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Minister Dinesh Gunawardena explores possibilities to assist Sri Lankan Migrant workers

 

Minister Dinesh Gunawardena explores possibilities to assist Sri Lankan Migrant workers

Minister of Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations, Dinesh Gunawardena met with the Secretaries and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Ministry of Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations and the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), today (10 April 2020), at the Ministry of Foreign Relations, to discuss ramifications emanating from the present Coronavirus pandemic to Sri Lankan migrant workers abroad and to explore possible mechanisms to assist these Sri Lankans.

Minister Gunawardena referring to approximately over 1 million Sri Lankan migrant workers, who are employed largely in the Middle East, South East Asia, East Asia, Europe, and Africa regions stated that the interests of these Sri Lankans need to be looked into by the two Ministries. During the meeting, he specifically drew the attention of the senior officials to the needs of the migrant workers, who are employed in the Gulf region. Minister Gunawardena said that measures taken by the host countries in this region to curb the spread of the Coronavirus has adversely affected the migrant workers and instructed senior officials to explore solutions to these implications.

The issues of unregistered migrant workers under the SLBFE, those who have recently lost their jobs and issues relating to remittances, were discussed at the meeting, to explore practical solutions, so those migrant workers of Sri Lanka could be assisted well during this challenging time. The Foreign Minister also said that the Government of Sri Lanka would take every possible step to assist and safeguard the rights and wellbeing of Sri Lankan migrant workers all over the world.

Foreign Secretary  Ravinatha Aryasinha, Secretary to the Ministry of Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations,   D.M. Sarath Abayagunawardana and other Senior Officials who attended the meeting  shared their views and insights on the current situation of migrant workers and emphasized that the two Ministries will work closely for the betterment of the migrant workers.

Ministry of Foreign Relations

Colombo

10 April 2020

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මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය

අමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මැතිතුමා ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සංක්‍රමණික ශ්‍රමිකයන්ට සහාය වීමේ හැකියාව පිළිබඳව සොයා බලයි

වර්තමාන කොරෝනා වයිරස් ගෝලීය වසංගතයෙන් විදේශයන්හි සිටින ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සංක්‍රමණික ශ්‍රමිකයන්ට විවිධ ආකාරයෙන් ඇතිවිය හැකි බලපෑම් පිළිබඳව සාකච්ඡා කිරීම සහ මෙම ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන්ට උපකාර කිරීම සඳහා ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ හැකි යාන්ත්‍රණ පිළිබඳව ගවේෂණය කිරීම සඳහා විදේශ සබඳතා, නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, රැකියා හා කම්කරු සබඳතා අමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මැතිතුමා, විදේශ සබඳතා අමාත්‍යාංශයේ, නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, රැකියා හා කම්කරු සබඳතා අමාත්‍යාංශයේ සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකා විදේශ රැකියා නියුක්ති කාර්යාංශයේ ලේකම්වරුන් සහ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නිලධාරීන් අද (2020 අප්‍රියෙල් 10) දින විදේශ සබඳතා අමාත්‍යාංශයේ දී හමුවිය.

විශාල වශයෙන් මැදපෙරදිග, අග්නිදිග ආසියාව, නැගෙනහිර ආසියාව, යුරෝපය සහ අප්‍රිකානු කලාපවල රැකියාවල නියුතු, දළ වශයෙන් මිලියනයකට අධික ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සංක්‍රමණික ශ්‍රමිකයන් පිළිබඳව සඳහන් කරමින් අමාත්‍ය ගුණවර්ධන මැතිතුමා ප්‍රකාශ කළේ, මෙම අමාත්‍යාංශ දෙක මඟින් එම ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන්ගේ අවශ්‍යතා පිළිබඳව සොයා බැලිය යුතු වන බවයි. මෙම අමාත්‍යාංශ රැස්වීමේ දී එතුමා විශේෂයෙන් ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නිලධාරීන්ගේ අවධානය යොමු කළේ ගල්ෆ් කලාපයේ සේවය කරන සංක්‍රමණික ශ්‍රමිකයන්ගේ අවශ්‍යතා පිළිබඳව ය. කොරෝනා වයිරසයේ ව්‍යාප්තිය මැඩපැවැත්වීම සඳහා මෙම කලාපයේ සත්කාරක රටවල් ගෙන ඇති පියවර සංක්‍රමණික ශ්‍රමිකයන්ට අහිතකර ලෙස බලපා ඇති බවත්, මෙයින් ඉස්මතුවන කරුණුවලට විසඳුම් සෙවීමට ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නිලධාරීන්ට උපදෙස් දෙන ලදී.

මෙම අභියෝගාත්මක කාල සීමාව තුළ දී ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සංක්‍රමණික ශ්‍රමිකයන්ට යහපත් අන්දමින් සහාය වනු පිණිස, ශ්‍රී ලංකා විදේශ රැකියා නියුක්ති කාර්යාංශය යටතේ ලියාපදිංචි නොවූ සංක්‍රමණික ශ්‍රමිකයන්ගේ ගැටලු සහ මෑතක දී රැකියා අහිමිවූවන් හා මුදල් ප්‍රේෂණ සම්බන්ධ ගැටලු සඳහා වන ප්‍රායෝගික විසඳුම් ගවේෂණය කිරීම පිළිබඳව මෙම රැස්වීමේ දී සාකච්ඡා කරන ලදී. තවදුරටත්, ලොව පුරා සිටින ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සංක්‍රමණික ශ්‍රමිකයන්ගේ අයිතිවාසිකම් සහ යහපැවැත්මට සහාය වීම සහ ආරක්ෂා කිරීම සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය හැකි සෑම පියවරක්ම ගන්නා බව ද විදේශ අමාත්‍යවරයා පැවසීය.

විදේශ ලේකම් රවිනාථ ආර්යසිංහ මහතා, නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, රැකියා හා කම්කරු සබඳතා අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම් ඩී. එම්. සරත් අබයගුණවර්ධන මහතා සහ මෙම රැස්වීමට සහභාගී වූ අනෙකුත් ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නිලධාරීහු, සංක්‍රමණික ශ්‍රමිකයන්ගේ වර්තමාන තත්ත්වය පිළිබඳව තම අදහස් හා දැක්ම බෙදා හදා ගත් අතර, එම සංක්‍රමණික ශ්‍රමිකයන්ගේ අභිවෘද්ධිය සඳහා මෙම අමාත්‍යාංශ දෙක සමීපව කටයුතු කරන බව අවධාරණය කළහ.

විදේශ සබඳතා අමාත්‍යාංශය

කොළඹ

2020 අප්‍රේල් 10 වැනි දින

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ஊடக வெளியீடு

 

புலம்பெயர்ந்த இலங்கைத் தொழிலாளர்களுக்கு உதவுவதற்கான சாத்தியப்பாடுகளை அமைச்சர் தினேஷ் குணவர்தன ஆராய்ந்தார்

 

தற்போதைய கொரோனா வைரஸ் தொற்றுநோயின் தாக்கத்தினால் வெளிநாடுகளிலுள்ள புலம்பெயர்ந்த இலங்கைத் தொழிலாளர்களுக்கு ஏற்படும் பாதிப்புக்களைப் பற்றி கலந்துரையாடுவதற்காகவும், குறித்த இலங்கையர்களுக்கு உதவுவதற்கான சாத்தியமான வழிமுறைகள் குறித்து ஆராய்வதற்காகவும், வெளிநாட்டு உறவுகள், திறன் அபிவிருத்தி, வேலைவாய்ப்பு மற்றும் தொழிலாளர் உறவுகள் அமைச்சர் தினேஷ் குணவர்தன வெளிநாட்டு உறவுகள் அமைச்சு, திறன் அபிவிருத்தி, வேலைவாய்ப்பு மற்றும் தொழிலாளர் உறவுகள் அமைச்சு மற்றும் இலங்கை வெளிநாட்டு வேலைவாய்ப்புப் பணியகம் ஆகியவற்றின் செயலாளர்கள் மற்றும் சிரேஷ்ட அதிகாரிகளை இன்று (2020 ஏப்ரல் 10) வெளிநாட்டு உறவுகள் அமைச்சில் வைத்து சந்தித்தார்.

 

மத்திய கிழக்கு, தென்கிழக்கு ஆசியா, கிழக்கு ஆசியா, ஐரோப்பா மற்றும் ஆபிரிக்கப் பிராந்தியங்களில் பெருமளவில் பணியாற்றும் சுமார் 1 மில்லியனுக்கும் அதிகமான புலம்பெயர்ந்த இலங்கைத் தொழிலாளர்கள் தொடர்பில் சுட்டிக்காட்டிய அமைச்சர் குணவர்தன, இந்த இலங்கையர்களின் நலன்கள் குறித்து இரண்டு அமைச்சுக்களும் கவனம் செலுத்த வேண்டும் எனத் தெரிவித்தார். இந்தக் கூட்டத்தின் போது, வளைகுடாப் பிராந்தியத்தில் பணிபுரியும் புலம்பெயர்ந்த தொழிலாளர்களின் தேவைகள் குறித்து சிரேஷ்ட அதிகாரிகள் தெரிவித்த கருத்துக்களுக்கு அவர் விஷேடமாக கவனம் செலுத்தினார். கொரோனா வைரஸ் பரவுவதைத் தடுப்பதற்காக இந்தப் பிராந்தியத்திலுள்ள நாடுகள் மேற்கொண்ட நடவடிக்கைகள் புலம்பெயர்ந்த தொழிலாளர்களை மோசமாகப் பாதித்துள்ளதாக தெரிவித்த அமைச்சர் குணவர்தன, இந்தத் தாக்கங்களுக்கான தீர்வுகளை ஆராயுமாறு சிரேஷ்ட அதிகாரிகளை அறிவுறுத்தினார்.

 

நடைமுறைத் தீர்வுகளை ஆராய்ந்து, இந்த சவால் மிகுந்த நேரத்தில் புலம்பெயர்ந்த இலங்கைத் தொழிலாளர்களுக்கு உதவும் முகமாக, இலங்கை வெளிநாட்டு வேலைவாய்ப்புப் பணியகத்தின் கீழ் பதிவு செய்யப்படாத புலம்பெயர்ந்த தொழிலாளர்களின் பிரச்சினைகள், அண்மையில் தொழிலை இழந்தவர்கள் மற்றும் பணம் அனுப்புவது தொடர்பான பிரச்சினைகள் ஆகியன இந்தக் கூட்டத்தின் போது கலந்துரையாடப்பட்டன. உலகெங்கிலுமுள்ள புலம்பெயர்ந்த இலங்கைத் தொழிலாளர்களின் உரிமைகள் மற்றும் நல்வாழ்வுக்கு உதவுவதற்காகவும், பாதுகாப்பதற்காகவும் இலங்கை அரசாங்கம் சாத்தியமான அனைத்து நடவடிக்கைகளையும் முன்னெடுக்கும் என்றும் வெளிநாட்டு உறவுகள் அமைச்சர் தெரிவித்தார்.

 

இந்தக் கூட்டத்தில் கலந்து கொண்ட வெளிவிவகார செயலாளர் ரவிநாத ஆரியசிங்க, திறன் அபிவிருத்தி, வேலைவாய்ப்பு மற்றும் தொழிலாளர் உறவுகள் அமைச்சின் செயலாளர் டி.எம். சரத் அபயகுணவர்தன மற்றும் ஏனைய சிரேஷ்ட அதிகாரிகள் புலம் பெயர்ந்த தொழிலாளர்களின் தற்போதைய நிலைமை குறித்த தமது கருத்துக்களையும், உட்பார்வைகளையும் பகிர்ந்து கொண்டதோடு, புலம்பெயர்ந்த தொழிலாளர்களின் முன்னேற்றத்திற்காக இரு அமைச்சுக்களும் நெருக்கமாக செயற்படும் என்பதனை வலியுறுத்தினர்.

 

 

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10 ஏப்ரல் 2020

Special Notice to all Sri Lankan Students in Poland

If you wish to go back to Sri Lanka at this moment, kindly provide us with the information.  Please be informed that you will be subjected to a one-month quarantine period in Sri Lanka.

However, the Sri Lanka government has not opened the Bandaranaike International Airport for receiving Sri Lankans/foreigners into the country. We are in constant contact with the authorities concerned with regard to opening of the airport.  Once it is cleared by the authorities you will be allowed to enter into the country.

We will keep you informed of the development.

 

Embassy of Sri Lanka

Poland.

mission@srilankaembassy.com.pl