High Commission
 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.


Mdm. Sashikala Premawardhane
+65 6253 0413
High Commissioner
Ms. G.N. Hasintha
+65 62565916
Minister Counsellor/HOC
Mr. U. Ahamed Razee
+65 63521204
First Secretary
Mr. Yasantha Yaddehi
6250 8662
Minister (Commercial)
Mr. Nipuna M Thibbutumunuwa
Counsellor (Employment & Labour Welfare)
Ms. Maya Amarasinghe
6352 1204
Mr. Udara Premarathna
6253 5713
Attaché (Protocol)
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

S/No Date  Day Occasion
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