| Sashikala Premawardhane
High Commissioner to Singapore
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
| High Commissioner Sashikala Premawardhane is a career diplomat with more than 20 years experience in the Sri Lanka Foreign Service. Prior to being appointed as High Commissioner to Singapore, she served as Director General, Policy Planning and Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, a position she held from January 2019 onwards. She also served as the first Director General of Ocean Affairs, Environment and Climate Change from March 2017 to January 2019.
High Commissioner Premawardhane’s appointments in the capital include a secondment at the Ministry of Defence as Senior Assistant Secretary (Foreign Affairs) from 2012-2017. She has held several key appointments in the Foreign Ministry including Director/United Nations, Multilateral Affairs, Human Rights and Conferences, Director/Technical Cooperation, and Deputy Director/Economic Affairs.
Overseas, High Commissioner Premawardhane has served as Minister at the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra from 2009-2012 and as Acting High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Australia from December 2010 to July 2011. She also served in the Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo as First Secretary from 2001-2004. High Commissioner Premawardhane has represented Sri Lanka at numerous international conference, seminars and symposia.
High Commissioner Premawardhane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pune, India and a Masters in Conflict and Peace Studies from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
|Office hours:||:||Monday - Friday|
|9.00am to 1.00pm|
|1.45pm to 5.00pm|
|Consular hours||:||9.00am to 1.00pm|
|Labour welfare||:||submission of documents 9.00am to 1.00pm|
Public holidays for the Sri Lanka High Commission in Singapore for the year 2023
|1||15th January 2023||Sunday||Tamil Thai Pongal Day **|
|2||16th January 2023||Monday||Tamil Thai Pongal Day (in lieu of Tamil Thai Pongal Day on 15.01.2023) ***|
|3||23rd January 2023||Monday||Chinese New Year Day *|
|4||04th February 2023||Saturday||Independence Day **|
|5||07th April 2023||Friday||Good Friday ***|
|6||14th April 2023||Friday||Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day **|
|7||22nd April 2023||Saturday||Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day) ***|
|8||24th April 2023||Monday||Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day) (in lieu of Ramazen Day on 22.04.2023) ***|
|9||01st May 2023||Monday||May Day ***|
|10||05th May 2023||Friday||Vesak Full Moon Poya Day ***|
|11||29th June 2023||Thursday||Hari Raya Haji (Hadji Festival Day) ***|
|12||09th August 2023||Wednesday||National Day of Singapore *|
|13||12th November 2023||Sunday||Deepavali Festival Day ***|
|14||13th November 2023||Monday||Deepavali Festival Day (in lieu of Deepavali Festival Day on 12.11.2023) ***|
|15||25th December 2023||Monday||Christmas Day ***|
* - Holidays Declared in Singapore
** - Holiday Declared in Sri Lanka
*** - Holidays Declared in Singapore and Sri Lanka