High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Indian  High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka

If you live in Sri Lanka and plan visiting India, or if you are citizen of India who is located in Colombo or Sri Lanka and need consular services, here you can find contact information of High Commission including phone, website, working hours.

36-38 GALLE ROAD, COLOMBO-3, Colombo, Sri Lanka



0900 – 1730 hrs (Monday-Friday)
Gopal Baglay

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  • Contact the Indian  High Commission in Sri Lanka

  • It is always a good idea for any Indian  citizens traveling or living in Sri Lanka to familiarize themselves with the location and contact information of India embassy, high commission, or consulate in the Sri Lanka.
    The Indian  High Commission in Colombo can be reached via these phone numbers: (+94)-11-2394581 | . 
    You also have the option of reaching out to the High Commission via email at: [email protected].
    High Commission is located at 36-38 GALLE ROAD, COLOMBO-3, Colombo. Navigation instructions can be found on this page.

  • Open hours of High Commission of India  in Colombo

  • The High Commission offices in Sri Lanka are closed on local public holidays as well as during Indian  public holidays. It is recommended to contact the High Commission directly to verify their working hours.
    Open hours are 0900 – 1730 hrs (Monday-Friday)
  • Services which Indian  High Commission in Sri Lanka provide

  • Embassy, high commission, and consulate of India are diplomatic missions established by a Indian  government in Colombo to represent its interests and provide various services to its citizens, residents and those who want to visit\do business in India. Here are the services typically offered by each:


    1. Diplomatic Relations
    2. Consular Services
    3. Assistance to Citizens
    4. Cultural and Educational Exchanges

    High Commission:

    1. Diplomatic Relations
    2. Consular Services
    3. Bilateral Cooperation


    1. Consular Services
    2. Trade and Economic Promotion
    3. Assistance to Citizens.
  • Indian  Diplomatic Missions in Sri Lanka

  • Currently total number of official missions in Sri Lanka are: 6


  • Diplomatic Missions of India worldwide

  • Currently total number of Indian  diplomatic missions in the world is: 161

An embassy is the official diplomatic representation of one country in another country. It is usually located in the capital city of the host country and serves as the headquarters for government officials representing their home country. Embassies work to build and maintain political, economic, and cultural relationships between their home country and the host country. They also provide various services to citizens of their home country who are living, working, or traveling in the host country.

A high commission is similar to an embassy but is specifically used to denote the diplomatic mission between Commonwealth nations. High commissions represent their home countries in other Commonwealth countries and generally provide the same services as embassies. The head of a high commission is known as the high commissioner.

A consulate is a smaller diplomatic mission that operates separately from an embassy. Consulates are typically located in major cities outside of the capital and provide a range of consular services, including assistance to citizens of the home country who are living, working, or traveling in the host country. The head of a consulate is known as the consul or consul-general.

Indian  Embassies, high commissions, and consulates can provide assistance to citizens in emergency situations, such as natural disasters, civil unrest, or personal crises. While they cannot provide financial assistance or transportation to safety, they can help coordinate efforts with local authorities and provide guidance on the best course of action for citizens in need.

If Indian  citizen is arrested or detained in a Sri Lanka, the embassy, high commission, or consulate can provide assistance by offering information on local legal procedures, providing a list of local attorneys, and ensuring that the citizen is treated fairly and in accordance with local laws.

However, they cannot intervene in the legal process, secure the release of an imprisoned citizen, or provide legal advice.

In the event that a citizen of India loses their passport while in Sri Lanka, the embassy, high commission, or consulate can help by issuing an emergency travel document, which allows the citizen to continue their journey and return to back to India. The process for obtaining an emergency travel document varies depending on the specific situation.
Please contact Indian  High Commission in Colombo for more information.

Disclaimer: Please note that this website is not affiliated with or the official website of the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka. It is solely intended for informational and reference purposes.