Sri Lanka

Our respects to the People of Sri Lanka

On behalf of those involved with the VUCAP Project, we offer our sincere condolences to the people of Sri Lanka during these extremely difficult times.

We share friends and family who have been extremely fortunate to have not been harmed during the recent terror attacks, and for that we are truely grateful. One of the VUCAP team spoke of how his mother was within 1km of the first explosion and recounts how this is the fourth time that she has come so close to such horror. Her first experience of bombing civilian populations was in 1989.

One thing that we can be sure of is that the Sri Lankan people are resilient and embody the virtues of Mettha, Karuna, Upeksha and Muditha.

As respect to the Sri Lankan people in Sri Lanka, Perth and the diaspora, a reminder of the meaning behind each symbol of the flag, is a privilege to share.

The meaning behind each symbol of the Sri Lankan flag


Useful Contact Information

Australian High Commission

21, Srimath R. G. Senanayake Mawatha (formerly Gregory's Road) Colombo 7, Sri Lanka Phone: (+94 11) 246 3200 Fax: (+94 11) 268 6453 Email: Website: Facebook: Australia in Sri Lanka and Maldives

Check the Australian High Commission website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.

If you're unable to contact the High Commission in a consular emergency, contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 within Australia.


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