| 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:||:||9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.15pm Monday- Friday|
|Consular hours||:||9.00am to 12.30pm|
|Labour welfare||:||submission of documents 9.00am to 12.30pm|
Public holidays for the Sri Lanka High Commission in Singapore for the year 2022
|1||14th January 2022||Friday||Thai Pongal Day **|
|2||01st February 2022||Tuesday||Chinese New Year Day *|
|3||04th February 2022||Friday||Independence Day **|
|4||14th April 2022||Thursday||Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day **|
|5||15th April 2022||Friday||Good Friday ***|
|6||02nd May 2022||Monday||Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day) ***|
|7||15th May 2022||Sunday||Vesak Full Moon Poya Day ***|
|8||16th May 2022||Monday||Vesak Full Moon Poya Day (in lieu of Vesak Full Moon Poya Day on 15.05.22) ***|
|9||10th July 2022||Sunday||Hari Raya Haji (Hadji Festival Day) ***|
|10||11th July 2022||Monday||Hari Raya Haji (Hadji Festival Day) (in lieu of Hadji Festival Day on 10.07.22) ***|
|11||09th August 2022||Tuesday||National Day of Singapore *|
|12||24th October 2022||Monday||Deepavali Festival Day ***|
|13||25th December 2022||Sunday||Christmas Day ***|
|14||26th December 2022||Monday||Christmas Day (in lieu of Christmas Day on 25.12.22) ***|
* - Holidays Declared in Singapore
** - Holiday Declared in Sri Lanka
*** - Holidays Declared in Singapore and Sri Lanka