Working Hours : 0900 - 1730 hrs (Monday-Friday)
Main functioning of AHCI
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The Assistant High Commission of India primarily looks after the provinces under its jurisdictions, which are Central Province, Sabaragamuwa Province, Badulla district of UvaProvince and Kurunegala District of North Western Province of Sri Lanka.

Assistant High Commission of India in Kandy functions from 0900 – 1730 hrs [with lunch break from 1300 – 1330 hrs] from Monday to Friday.Primary functions of the Post are:-

  • Consular and Visa Matters
    • Consular attestations
    • Mattersrelating to Indian Passports
    • Issuing of Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Cards
    • Issuing Indian Visas through Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC), M/S IVS Global, No. 675, William GoppallawaMawatha, Kandy, Telephone No. (081) 2217404
  • Educational matters
    • Processing of Scholarship Applications including Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D./M.Phil., Fine Arts and Hindi, etc.
    • Ceylon Estate Workers Education Trust (CEWET) Scholarships
    • Processing application forms for ITEC/TCS Colombo Plan Training programmes
    • Processing application forms for Know India Programme (KIP)
    • Processing application forms for Study India Programme (SIP)
    • Organizing Education Fairs
  • Commercial matters
    • Responding to Commercial Inquires from India and Sri Lanka
    • Organizing Conferences
    • Helping to organize business meetings with Chamber of Commerce in India and Chamber of commerce in Sri Lanka.
  • Promoting& Propagating  Indian Art &Culture
    • Organizing Cultural Programmes
    • Organizing Cultural Programmesof visiting Indian Artistes
    • Organizing workshops and seminars with the help of visiting Indian Artistes
    • FundingFine Arts Institutions under AHCI’s jurisdiction
  • Conducting Classes for:-
    • Hindi Language
    • Bharatanatyam Dance
    • Kathak Dance
    • Carnatic Vocal Music
    • Hindustani Vocal Music
    • Tabla Instrument
    • MrudangamInstrument
    • Veena Instrument
    • General Timings for Classes: 0900 – 1700 hrs [with lunch break from 1300 – 1330 hrs] on all days of the week except closed Holidays.
  • Development Partnership in Central & other Provinces under the jurisdiction of AHCI, Kandy
    • Donating Musical instruments to Schools
    • Donating books including G.C.E (A/L) textbooks, Dictionaries, story books, General knowledge books, etc.
    • Assisting to uplift Education in Plantation Schools.
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