SL to open consulate in Melbourne

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Sri Lanka is to open a consulate office of Sri Lanka in Melbourne Australia. The cabinet has approved establishing of the consulate general office. Melbourne has the largest Sri Lankan community in Australia.(H.F)
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  • Cynic Thursday, 11 October 2012 06:47 AM

    Who will be the relation to head this?

    Harry Friday, 12 October 2012 04:03 AM

    There is a SL Consulate in Sydney in addition to our High Commssion in Canberra. There is a Consulate in Toronto also.

    Chamika Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:00 AM

    i think it should be the overseas city which most sri lankans live in all over the world. please correct me if its not. :) via DM Android App

    Ramzeel Thursday, 11 October 2012 07:22 AM

    Is this to accommodate the retired Navy commander ?

    Mahasen Thursday, 11 October 2012 07:45 AM

    Another holiday resort for some retired senior politico. Why not make resorts also in Sydney, Brisbane and all the cities in Europe.

    Andy Thursday, 11 October 2012 07:54 AM

    another burden on poors..

    Minister Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:04 AM

    So how can 6% is allocated for education. That is why it is impossible!

    Kondebendapucheena Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:05 AM

    largest Sri Lankan community in Australia.don t they diserve one

    KG Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:32 AM

    Hippocratic comments! Melbourne has over 100,000 Sri Lankans and they sure need one. Good decision by Govt

    Samantha Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:41 AM

    This will be a another white elephant since most of Sri Lankan migrated here are Australian Citizens No need a SL counsulate

    Abdul Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:44 AM

    SL should open a consulate office in nauru and christmas islands for people going by boat.

    Bale Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:09 AM

    I think this is a good move which will be beneficial to the HUGE number of Sri Lankan expats living in Melbourne. This probably would've been the reason for setting up one there in the first place.

    Thoppigala Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:16 AM

    Every Sri Lankan man, woman and child will end up paying for this.

    thusitha Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:20 AM

    to disgrace austraila and bring a bad name to the sri lankans living there

    channa Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:28 AM

    better to shut down one at india and allocate that money to maintain this. No use of keeping more than one consulate in india

    Kamal Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:29 AM

    another plan to get some MR relation abroad and for a super luxury life, way to go Maharaja, may the triplgems bless you for all corruption.

    Ralahamy Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:55 PM

    Criminal waste of public money. What assstance can this new consul give to the Sri Lankans in Melbourne who are over 90% Australian citizens. This new man probably is a relative a sycophant of the regime or some unqualified fellow who could hardly speak gramatical Engllish like some of the Jokers in Canberra.

    Amila.G Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:36 AM

    Nothing is done without a hidden agenda , They don`t care a hoot about normal man .

    Lankawick Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:58 PM

    But about 65 %....are Sri Lanka Tamil origin...
    Unfortunately majority of them...no longer claim to be Sri Lankan origin...
    But says they are from Eelam....where ever that may be....

    Yuri Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:46 AM

    While many countries try to close or merge with other to serve citizen we open more $$ Jobs our side the country.

    Birty J Friday, 12 October 2012 12:36 AM

    Better check with the remittance befor investing on consular
    Office as now most of them are australian citizents.

    jan Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:18 AM

    When a minister falls from the balcony counsulate is there to take care

    Ranjit Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:25 AM

    Nalaka Silva !!

    Chathu Friday, 12 October 2012 12:53 AM

    Many of them are born in Sri Lanka. But not Sri Lankans anymore by citizenship.

    Medarawana Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:22 AM

    Your grandmother ! Happy ?

    tony fernanado Friday, 12 October 2012 02:37 AM

    Who is going to be the Consulate General.? MALAKA SILVA would be the Ideal candidate.

    Weerasinghe Friday, 12 October 2012 03:08 AM

    Who is will be person tipped to be appointed as the Consul General to Meluborne. Do not sedn a political appointee. Sydney Consualte was given to polical appointee.

    weerasinghe

    gamini Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:50 PM

    it is not.
    toronto is city where more than 400 000 sri lankans living

    Cynic2 Thursday, 11 October 2012 02:17 PM

    Good Question!!


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