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Repatriation of Human Remains of Sri Lankans Passed Away Abroad

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Eligibility: Sri Lankan Nationals, Native Sri Lankans who are holding Foreign Passports
Method of submitting application: Directly at the Consular Division
Places where application form could be obtained:
Consular Division,
3rd Floor, BOI Building,
Sir Baron Jayathilake Mawatha,
Colombo 01

Payment for application: None
Time to submit application: 0830 Hrs – 1500 Hrs
Fees paying to obtain this service: Documentation free of charge
Period taken to provide the Service (Ordinary Service and Priority Service) :

  • No sooner the foreign employer or the sponsor completes documentation work.
  • Within 3 to 15 days (Cases reported from Saudi Arabia would take 2 – 3 weeks due to the long procedures there, for repatriation of human remains)

Necessary Supporting documents:

  • Details of the deceased
  • Affidavit by the legal heir consenting repatriation/ bury / cremate
  • Marriage certificate, Birth certificate of the applicant/ complainant to establish relationship
  • Any other information of the foreign employer/ agent

Staff Officer in charge of the Service:

Post Name Division Telephone Fax E-mail
Assistant Director Mr. Wishwanath Apounsu
Consular Division 011-2437635 011-2473899

Download Application/Form:
Sinhala | Tamil | English
Affidavit (Middle East)
Sinhala | Tamil | English
Affidavit (West)
Sinhala | Tamil | English

Download Completed Specimen Application / Form:
Sinhala | Tamil | English
Affidavit (Middle East) Sinhala | Tamil | English
Affidavit (West)
Sinhala | Tamil | English

Organization Information

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Republic Building

Sir Baron Jayathilake Mawatha

Colombo 1

Mr. Satya Rodrigo
Telephones:+94 112 325 372, +94 112 325373, +94 112 325 375
Fax Nos:+94 112 446 091, +112 333 450, +94 112 430 220,

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Last Updated On: 2013-04-22 09:26:09
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