The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa meets with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo – 27 October 2020
Founder of US New Fortress Energy Wes Edens meets Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss investment opportunities in Sri Lanka – 12 January 2021
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena meets with bipartisan U.S. Congressional delegation at the Ministry of Foreign Relations - 17 February 2020
The U.S. Congressional delegation hosted to lunch with Sri Lankas business leaders by Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha – 17 February 2020
Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha commences work at the Embassy in Washington D.C. amidst multi religious observances - 14 December 2021
Celebrations to mark the 73rd Anniversary of Independence – 4 February 2021
The Embassy celebrates Vesak with the participation of the Maha Sanga from the Greater Washington Area, Representatives from the International Buddhist Association of America (IBAA) and devotees in the USA via zoom - 26 May 2021
Interfaith religious observances in memory of the Easter Sunday attack at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. - 5 May 2020
The Embassy celebrates Thai Pongal virtually connecting via zoom with the Tamil community in the USA and a representative group in the Greater Washington area – 26 January 2021
The Embassy celebrates Iftar attended by a representative group of the Sri Lankan Muslim community resident in the Greater Washington area – 12 May 2021
The Embassy hosts New Year celebrations live and virtually enabling children to appreciate the rich traditions & cultural practices – 14 April 2021
The Embassy launches the Pan US Overseas Sri Lankans (OSL) Network – 31 January 2021
NCE,SL Embassy in Washington host webinar to improve market access to the USA – 12 April 2021
Striving to ensure a better consular service by simplifying processes - 17 August 2021
Former US Coast Guard cutter “Sherman” gifted to Sri Lanka arrives at the Port of Colombo - 12 May 2019
The Embassy of Sri Lanka participates in an interfaith vigil at the U.S. Capitol – 9 May 2019
The Sri Lanka stand at the ' Winternational ' Embassy Showcase at the Ronald Reagan Building - 5 December 2019

The Department of Immigration and Emigration has been commences issuing ETA at arrival by reopening the On-Arrival ETA counter at the Airport for limited number of bona-fide tourists with effect from 07.10.2021 with a view of encouraging the arrival of fully vaccinated tourists.

Please be informed that, issuing On-arrival ETA will be facilitated for tourists who are unable to obtain ETA by online method due to time constraints experience when arranging their journey to Sri Lanka within a very shorter period. Further, this facility will be provided considering as an essential service requirement by adhering to all covid-19 preventive measures declared by the Government of Sri Lanka.

In view of the above, On-Arrival ETA will be issued as per the provisions prevailing in the Immigrants and Emigrants Act and in par with the quarantine measures declared by the Ministry of Health on 28.09.2021 for travelers arriving from overseas during the pandemic of covid-19.

As per the section G.1 and G.3 of the aforementioned guideline,

  1. Fully vaccinated travelers will be released from the airport and do not need to do Day 01 PCR test or undergo quarantine after arriving in Sri Lanka.
  1. Travelers, who have not fully vaccinated need to do Day 01 PCR test and they should

undergo 14 days mandatory quarantine at a safe and secure, certified Level 01hotel. Also, they have to abide by the covid-19 preventive operational guidelines issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) after arrived in Sri Lanka.

Accordingly, On-Arrival ETA service can be obtained by fully vaccinated tourists only. However, please be noted that, it is advisable to obtain the Online ETA by the tourists prior to their arrival to avoid unnecessary delays at the Airport.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Washington D.C

13 October 2021