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High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka, in Colombo

We provide services to Canadians visiting and living in Sri Lanka.

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Services and information

Adoption and surrogacy

Process to adopt a child internationally and bring them back to Canada.

Birth abroad

Register a child's birth abroad.

Citizenship services

Steps to become a Canadian citizen. Get proof of citizenship.

Criminal record checks

How to get a criminal record check abroad, if required.

Death abroad

Steps to follow when a loved one dies abroad.

Marriage abroad

Requirements, documents and processes for getting married abroad.

Notarial services

Have your documents certified and authenticated.

Passport services

Apply for a passport and what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged.

Pensions and retirement

Information on pensions and retiring outside of Canada.

Studying abroad

Information on education or research opportunities in foreign countries.

Visa and immigration services

Apply to immigrate. Get a visa to study, work or visit Canada.

Voting abroad

Voting process for Canadians who live abroad.

Office information


33-A 5th Lane, Colpetty, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka

Our representative

David McKinnon, High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka

David McKinnon
High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka

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Date Holiday
2022-01-03 New Year's Day
2022-02-04 National Day
2022-04-14 Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day
2022-04-15 Good Friday
2022-05-03 Id Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)
2022-05-16 Day Following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
2022-07-01 Canada Day
2022-08-01 Civic Day
2022-09-30 National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
2022-10-24 Deepavali Festival Day
2022-12-26 Christmas Day (observed)
2022-12-27 Boxing day (in lieu)
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