The Ministry of External Affairs has appointed Mr Harish Mehta as Sri Lanka’s first Honorary Consul in Durban with responsibilities covering the provinces KwaZulu - Natal and Eastern Cape.
Sri Lanka High Commissioner in Pretoria Shehan Ratnavale presented the commission letter and exequatur on behalf of the Ministry to Mr Mehta on 8th November 2012. Mr Mehta, the Chairman of a large conglomerate specializing in media, entertainment, book-retailing, waste-management and financial services, is expected to assist the High Commission in Pretoria to establish links with the city and provinces under his purview.
Durban is situated 636km from the capital Pretoria, and is the 3rd largest city in South Africa and has the busiest container port. Some Sri Lankan companies are already engaged in business ventures in Durban.
Contact details of the of the Honorary Consulate is as follows:
Mr. Mehta, Honorary Consul, Honorary Consulate of Sri Lanka, No. 6 Cedarfield Close, Springfield Park, Durban, Tel: +27(0)315 602210, Fax:+27(0)315 700701, Email:email@example.com