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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION 
Foreign Ministry 
 
OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO GRADE III OF THE SRI LANKA FOREIGN SERVICE – 2020 (2021) 
 
Applications are hereby called to fill 40 vacancies in Grade III of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”) from candidates who are eligible in terms of the Section 02 of this notification. 

 
This examination will be conducted by the Commissioner General of Examinations on behalf of the Public Service Commission in Colombo in July 2021. 
 
Method of Recruitment : The qualified candidates in terms of this notification are required to sit for a written examination and an interview for assessment of eligibility and will be selected for appointment by the Public Service Commission based on the total aggregate of marks obtained at the written examination and the interview. 
 
Qualifications : 
Educational/Professional qualifications : 
  • A degree obtained from; A University recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka (UGC); or 
  • An institution recognized by the UGC as an institution of degree awarding; or 
  • A foreign University recognized by the UGC (Documentary proof to this effect issued by the UGC should be submitted by the candidate at the time of interview). 
 
Age limit: Have attained the age of 22 years and have not attained the age of 30 years on the closing date of applications. (Accordingly, only those who are born on or before 10.05.1999 and on or after 10.05.1991 are eligible to apply). Candidates who are already in the Public Service, should not have attained the age of 37 years on the closing date of applications, (Accordingly only those who are born on or after 10.05.1984 are eligible to apply) and should possess a satisfactory record of service
 
Salary Scale: The applicable salary scale for this post is as per the Schedule I of the Public Administration Circular No. 03/2016 dated 25.02.2016, is as follows: Rs.47,615 - 10x1,335-8x1,630-17x2,170-Rs.110,895 (SL-1-2016)- monthly. 
 
Closing Date:- on or before 10.05.2021.
 
Commissioner General of Examinations, 
Department of Examinations, 
P.O. Box. 1503, 
Colombo 

more details :- Please see 09.04.2021 Government Gazette 
 
Sri Lanka Foreign Service Application 
 
Sri Lanka Foreign Service Pastpaper
 
Sri Lanka Foreign Service 2021 Model Paper

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