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The Right to Information under the provisions of the RTI Act is available to the citizens of India only. RTI Act is an important legislation designed to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of public authorities.

The full text of the RTI Act is available on the Link: RIT 2005 

The RTI Act also provides for appeals by aggrieved persons to the Central Information Commission of the Government of India.


Indian citizens resident in Sri Lanka may seek information in writing on payment of requisite fee during office hours on working days as per procedure laid down in the RTI Act, 2005.

Guidelines of RTI


Contact details of officers for addressing applications under Right to Information Act, 2005:

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)


Mrs. Ch. Ratnamala  (Admn) (Central Public Information Officer,)

Consulate General of India, 107-B, New Road, Hambantota.

Tel : 00-94-47-2222507,

Fax : 00-94-47-2222501,

Email : hoc.hambantota@mea.gov.in

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 Appellate Authority

Mr. Harvinder Singh , Consul General (Appellate Authority)

Consulate General of India, 107-B, New Road, Hambantota.

Tel: 00-94-47-2222500/502, 

Fax: 00-94-47-2222501,

Email : cg.hambantota@mea.gov.in

Previous CPIOs and FAAs


Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with a fee in Sri Lankan Rupees equivalent to INR 10/- (Indian Rupee ten only) in cheque or demand draft favoring Consulate General of India, Hambantota.


It may be noted that information provided under the Act is available to citizens of India only. Applications should be submitted along with documentary proof of Indian Citizenship (like copy of personal particulars pages of passport). More information is available at http://rti.gov.in. The mailing address is Consulate General of India, Hambantota, 107-B, New Road, Hambantota -82000, Sri Lanka.


It may also be pointed out that as per section 6(1) (a) of the RTI Act, 2005, a person who desires to obtain information under the Act is required to submit the application to the Information Officer of the “concerned public authority”. Applicants are, therefore, advised to send their requests under the RTI Act to the Consulate only when the subject matter can reasonably be presumed to pertain to the Consulate. While section 6 (3) provides for the transfer of an application by a receiving PIO to another [concerned] PIO, this is clearly meant to cover situations where the application is addressed to a PIO on the assumption that it has been directed to the concerned PIO. Where the information required obviously does not pertain to the Consulate, the application may be addressed to the concerned PIO directly.

Payment of RTI fee online - Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO)


The scheme of Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) has been launched by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in association with Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). This would enable the Indian citizens abroad to pay the RTI fee online.


An Indian Postal Order can be purchased electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal or through India Post website. The web-links for payment are:




The Credit Card or Debit Card of any bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used for this purpose.




The RTI applicant is required to register on the website to create his/ her profile. Then he has to select the Ministry/ Department from whom he desires to seek information under the RTI Act. The eIPO is generated which can be used to seek information from that Ministry/ Department only. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application sent in hard copy. In case RTI application is filed electronically, the eIPO is enclosed as an attachment. The profile is required to be created during the first time only.


The RTI application accompanied by an eIPO is similar in all respects to the RTI application accompanied by fees through any other approved mode. All the provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc; as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 continue to apply.


Currently, this facility is available only for Indian Citizens living anywhere other than in India. By this measure, those living abroad would be facilitated to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. It is hoped that in future, this facility would be extended to all citizens within the country too. Any public authority which accepts a postal order should also accept an eIPO.


Extension of IPO Facility to Indians citizens residing in India 


The Department of Posts has extended the “eIPO” (electronic Indian Postal Order) service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. 13.02.2014, for purchasing Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee online through e-Post Office Portal i.e www.epostoffice.gov.in. It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in


This facility has been provided for Indian citizens to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit or Credit Cards of any Bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used to purchase e-IPO.


The user needs to get registered at the website. He has to select the Ministry/ Department from whom he desires to seek the information under the RTI Act and the eIPO so generated can be used to seek the information from that Ministry/Department only. A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, eIPO is required to be attached as an attachment.


This facility is only for purchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically. All the requirements for filling an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc. will continue to apply.


An eIPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application.

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The particulars of its organization, functions and duties;

Consulate General of India, Hambantota,  is headed by Shri Harvinder Singh., Consul General, assisted by Consul/Vice Consul and has the following Wings:

(i) Political Wing
(ii) Chancery Wing
(iii) Press, Culture, Education and Information Wing
(iv) Consular Wing

Address : 107-B, New Road, Hambantota – 82000, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.

The primary function of Consulate General of India, Hambantota, is to render consular services to Indian & foreign citizens located in Southern Province & Monaragala district of Uwa Province of Sri Lanka. Apart from this, the Consulate is also engaged in political and economic cooperation, trade and investment promotion, cultural interaction, press and media liaison, and scientific cooperation. 

Consulate functions within the purview of business allocated to the Ministry of External Affairs under the Government of India’s Allocation of Business Rules and Transaction of Business Rules.

The Post was inaugurated on 28th November, 2010

Former Consul Generals


The powers and duties of its officers and employees;

General Administrative powers are derived from IFS (PLCA) Rules, as amended from time to time.

Financial powers of the Officers of the Consulate General of India, Hambantota have been detailed in the Delegated Financial powers of the Government of India’s Representatives Abroad.

Other powers are derived from the Passport Act of India.

The Officers of the Consulate function under the guidance and supervision of Consul General.

Work Allocation


The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;

Decisions are taken as per extant rules and guidelines, where applicable and under the instruction and supervision of the Consul General who is assisted by the Vice Consul.

Consul General is the final decision making authority.

Decision making is done on case to case basis based on the urgency of the case.

Organizational Chart


The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;

All visa, Passport, Consular and ITEC services are provided by the Consulate.

Targets and standards prescribed by the Ministry are followed.

The visa services can be accessed at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ and Passport services at https://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/welcomeLink

Norms are set under the instruction and supervision of the Consul General

Any grievance can be sent to CG at cg.hambantota@mea.gov.in or in emergency the contact no. +94 777901513 can be dialed. The grievance is settled by the relevant officer in the supervision of CG.


The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;

IFS PLCA rules and annexures 

Delegated Financial Powers of Government of India’s Representatives abroad Rules 

Passport Act 

Manuals on Office Procedures 

Other Central Government Rules and manuals published by Central Government.

The officers/officials are posted at the Consulate for a period of 3 years or till they are relieved from the Post. The list of transfer orders is hereby attached.

(Mr. Dipin P.R , Mr. Harvindar Singh ,Mrs. Ch. Ratnamala , Mr. Ravi Kumar , Mr. Rajesh KumarMr. Pardeep , Mr. Mohd Parvez Khan 


A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control;

Classified documents/files relating to India’s relations with Sri Lanka.

Unclassified documents/files including joint statements, declarations, agreements and MoUs between India & Sri Lanka.

Passport and consular services application forms

Consul General is the custodian of classified documents/categories.


The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

Consulate General of India, Hambantota functions within the norms of India’s foreign policy formulated by the Ministry of External Affairs. Policy is implemented by the Consulate under the guidance and supervision of the High Commission of Colombo.


A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;


Consulate General of India, Hambantota regularly interact with public representative, academic community, officers/ dignitaries of Southern Province Government & Others.


No Indian Board, Council, Committee and other bodies are constituted as part of this Public Authority


A directory of its officers and employees;

A directory is given at Annexure-I


The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;

A statement of monthly remuneration is at Annexure-II



The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made;

The Budget figures for the current financial year (2023-2024) are given in the statement at Annexure-III

The reports are available with the HoP as he is the custodian of all the documents.


The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

Consulate General of India, Hambantota does not have any subsidy programme.


Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;

No concessions/permits are granted by Consulate General of India, Hambantota


Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

The Consulate General of India, Hambantota website has the required information. Consulate also makes available to interested individuals various CD’s and DVD’s containing information on India, its people and culture.


The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;

The Consulate is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, or 0900 hrs to 1730 hrs from Monday to Friday. The holidays observed by the Consulate are given on the website https://www.cgihambantota.gov.in/page/list-of-holidays/

Consulate has a library which is open from 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs, Monday to Friday (except on gazetted holidays).


The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;

Public Information officer :
Mrs. Ch. Ratnamala (Admn)

Consulate General of India, 107-B, New Road, Hambantota.

Tel : 00-94-47-2222507,

Fax : 00-94-47-2222501,

Email : hoc.hambantota@mea.gov.in

Appellate Authority :
Mr. Harvinder Singh  , Consul General

Consulate General of India, 107-B, New Road, Hambantota.

Tel: 00-94-47-2222500/502, 

Fax: 00-94-47-2222501,

Email : cg.hambantota@mea.gov.in


Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year;

The Consulate’s website has information which is updated on a regular basis.

Any Indian citizen can visit the Consulate during the working hours or call on the official number 047-2222 500/503 for information.

All grievances are dealt with by the concerned official under the supervision of CG

RTI received year-wise and action taken:

2021-22: 3 RTI requests received and disposed off

2022-23: 7RTI requests received and disposed off

4 RTI appeals have been received in the current FY till date

Contract Details


CAG and PAC Para

Pending Audit Para


RTI Audit Report

The report of the CIC with relation to the Consulate General of India, Hambantota for FY 2021-22 is attached for your information.

CGI Hambantota has scored 67.97% and has received the grade D

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