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Travel ban on foreign passport holders lifted

16 January 2015 04:44 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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

  • Pradeep Saturday, 17 January 2015 06:10 PM

    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.

    kaushc Saturday, 17 January 2015 07:08 PM

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

    chanaka Saturday, 17 January 2015 07:29 PM

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

    gobbaya Friday, 16 January 2015 10:37 PM

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

    Asnaga Monday, 19 January 2015 06:11 PM

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

    Bala Friday, 16 January 2015 10:55 PM

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

    Ravindran Saturday, 17 January 2015 08:55 PM

    Balathink where you came form!!!!!!

    Dom Friday, 16 January 2015 11:25 PM

    Freedom of Tamils now granted. Enjoy the movement :)

    Jaffna man Kandiah Friday, 16 January 2015 11:30 PM

    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.

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