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Embassy seeks info of SL expats in Iraq

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The Sri Lankan Embassy in Iraq today requested information on Sri Lankan expatriates living in various parts of Iraq, due to the prevailing security situation in Iraq.


Issuing a statement, the embassy said it has been reported that there are around 2000-3000 Sri Lankan expatriates living in various parts of Iraq, mainly in Kurdistan Region in the Northern part of Iraq.


“The Embassy learns that the number is increasing as the Iraqi Embassy in Colombo has informed that around 20 visas are being issued weekly for Sri Lankan workers to visit Iraq,” it said.


However, the embassy said that it has records of only 300 Sri Lankan expatriate workers.  In view of the prevailing security situation in the country, the Embassy has set up a hotline to collect details of Sri Lankans who are presently in Iraq on legally and temporary visas.


Therefore, relatives in Sri Lanka of the expatriate community in Iraq are kindly requested to provide the Embassy with the following details by e-mail or telephone.  If they are unable to provide such information directly, they are kindly requested to contact their relatives in Iraq and inform them of the Embassy initiative and provide them with the Embassy contact phone numbers and e-mail address as given below.


Details requested:



Contact Telephone number in Iraq:

E-mail address:

Name of Employer in Iraq:

Contact telephone No.:

Contact person in Sri Lanka:

Telephone No.:

E-mail Address:


Chargé d’ Affaires/Mobile      : 00-964-7704847685

Minister Counsellor/Mobile    : 00-964-7703902467

Embassy Staff/Mobile        : 00-964-7704224809

E-mail :

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