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Lankans advised to refrain from visiting Lumbini

11 September 2015 08:23 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Nepal has requested Lankans planning to visit Lumbini to refrain from doing so until further notice.

The advisory has been issued on the basis of the unrest in the area resulting from a series of protests by Indians. Every year thousands of Buddhist pilgrims visit Lumbini – the Buddha’s birth place.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said some 300 Sri Lankan pilgrims who were stranded in Lumbini, have managed leave the area safely and are currently on their way back to Sri Lanka.  

The Sri Lankan Embassy requests the following number to be contacted (+97714720213) to obtain information on the travel advisory to Lumbini or reach Lankans who might be travelling to the area.(Lakna Paranamanna)


  Comments - 6

  • Kanagasabai Friday, 11 September 2015 03:23 PM

    They are the racist people.. let them die over there

    Sammy Friday, 11 September 2015 04:08 PM

    It is incorrectly reported here that the protests are by Indians. Lumbini is in Nepal and many Nepalese are protesting violently against a proposed new Constitution for their country.

    Prometheous Friday, 11 September 2015 04:15 PM

    protests by Indians? Seriously?This has nothing to do with Indians. The protests are by Nepalese due to the proposed new constitution.

    sanath Sunday, 13 September 2015 01:50 PM

    please tell us the truth. where,s this media freedom.

    Cheers Friday, 11 September 2015 05:04 PM

    Support India more and this is not ethical lankans getting this treatment where are u Tamil and maithree and chandrika

    kumar Friday, 11 September 2015 06:08 PM

    A completely misleading story. The protest is against the new draft constitution and is nothing to do with Indians.

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