Consulate General of India
Background: The Consulate General of India in Hambantota was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs, Shri S.M. Krishna, on 28 November, 2010. Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, Sri Lanka, Mrs Kumari Balasuriya, Governor of Southern Province, Sri Lanka, Smt. Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary of India and Shri Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India, were present on the occasion.
Consular Jurisdiction: The consular jurisdiction of the Consulate covers the districts of Hambantota, Matara, Galle (Southern Province) and Moneragala (Uwa Province). The Consulate will provide visas and other consular services to people from all these districts. In addition, the consulate will also facilitate educational, cultural and trade interaction of people from these districts with people in India.
Visa Services: The Consulate has been providing visa services since 10 January, 2011. Visa applicants have to fill up the application on-line at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/, then take a print out of the on-line application and then lodge it at the Consulate with two photographs and necessary fees. Additional documents may be required depending on the type of visa required. Visa applications are accepted at the Consulate on every working day between 10 am to 12.30 am and visas are issued next day between 4 pm and 5 pm.
The Consul General is Mr. Raj Kumar . He joined Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in 1984. Since then, he has served in Indian Missions in Tripoli, Kuala Lumpur, Nairobi, London, Lagos and Panama City.
Mr. Raj Kumar assumed charge as the Consul General of India, Hambantota, on 13 August, 2014.
Address: No. 103, New Road, Hambantota
Tel No. : 047-2222500, 047-2222503
Fax No. : 047-2222501
E-mail: Consul General firstname.lastname@example.org