Attestation services at Foreign Ministry affected due to breakdown

Due to a breakdown of the Electronic Document Attestation System (e-DAS) in the Consular Affairs Division of the Foreign Ministry, attestation services have been disrupted resulting in long delays in providing services.

In addition, the Branch Attestation System at the Regional Consular Offices and Sri Lanka Missions overseas are also affected.

The Foreign Ministry said that it regrets the inconvenience caused to the public in this regard.

A technical team of the Ministry is working to rectify these issues, the Foreign Ministry said.

Hence, the Consular Affairs Division said that it would be able to provide services for only 150 walk-in customers daily under these circumstances from Monday (22.11.2021).

Normal services for certificates /documents attestation would be provided once these issues are rectified. Updates will be notified to the public as soon as the system maintenance is completed.

The public can contact the Consular Affairs Division via 011- 2338812 or for information. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The Sri Lankan leaders are not wise enough to be with a powerful country to move forward. Sri Lanka was the second developed country in Asia before independence. It has fallen from grace when it decided to go behind India. The west has been dividing and conquering Sri Lanka since it has kicked out the British to go behind India.

    Professor G.L Peiris said that connectivity with India is of the utmost importance in the context of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy. India created Tamil armed groups to divide and conquer Sri Lanka. This is why Sri Lankan leaders are scared about India. Until China does the same Sri Lankan leaders will not make the right decision. China has been wasting money on infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka instead of dividing and conquering it as India did.

    Sri Lankan policy advisors are living on loans and the cost of living is high rocketing but they call themselves as Professors. The country is going backward since they took over. The Rajapaksas made the tea exports to fall 50%. Unfortunately, policy advisors who call themselves ‘professors’ have no idea what have been going on since independence. They are insulting education and knowledge. I can not wait to see them getting in a line to feed themselves due to food shortages and Sri Lankan media interviewing them :—-)))


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