The new premise was ceremonially opened by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera. The Foreign Minister also launched a state of the art electronic Document Attestation System (e-DAS) that will reduce processing time for document attestation, with a quick verification process linked in real-time with Sri Lanka Missions and Consulates abroad, as well as other government institutions. An online system for appointments and payments will also be in place at the new premise.
The new premise will be open to the public with effect from tomorrow (Tuesday). However, to ensure uninterrupted service to the public, consular services will continue to be made available at the BOI building, as well, until further notice. (Colombo Gazette)