Travel ban on foreign passport holders lifted

2015-01-16 16:44:28

The travel ban imposed in some parts of the country on foreign passport holders has been lifted in a directive by President Maithripala Sirisena, Defence Ministry’s Media Centre Director Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said today.

The decision was made at the first national security council meeting under the leadership of the new President. They had taken into consideration the prevailing peaceful situation in the country, he said.

However, the transportation of explosive goods, weapons, camouflage costumes and telescopes would not be allowed to the North while the transport of weapons and explosive goods will be prohibited to the East.


  Comments - 9

  • gobbaya Friday, 16 January 2015 22:37

    does it mean the foreign citizens mainly the US Citizens can also leave the country via DM Android App

    Reply : 13       43

    Bala Friday, 16 January 2015 22:55

    Now that nincompoop MIA can come here and stop spreading utter lies through that infamous Channel 4.

    Reply : 81       59

    Dom Friday, 16 January 2015 23:25

    Freedom of Tamils now granted. Enjoy the movement :)

    Reply : 27       103

    Jaffna man Kandiah Friday, 16 January 2015 23:30

    This is a good move. Unlike the previous regime our new President is thinking positively. I am sure this is the first step towards reconciliation.

    Reply : 12       190

    Pradeep Saturday, 17 January 2015 18:10

    A positive move to build trust, confidence and friendship among all communities and with the International community.Get help from all communities to re-build Sri Lanka.

    Reply : 2       8

    kaushc Saturday, 17 January 2015 19:08

    Charles Ghanakoon and Callum Mcarae now can do their next film in north via DM Android App

    Reply : 3       4

    chanaka Saturday, 17 January 2015 19:29

    This is a good move but which decision was so late.

    Reply : 2       6

    Ravindran Saturday, 17 January 2015 20:55

    Balathink where you came form!!!!!!

    Reply : 1       3

    Asnaga Monday, 19 January 2015 18:11

    Then no screening for people who are trying to play with sri Lankan sovereignty.

    Reply : 1       0

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