Indian visa in Jaffna from May

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By N. Parameshwaran

The Indian government will open a visa application collection center in Jaffna on 5th May, the Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha said a short while ago while delivering the address as the chief guest of the Jaffna trade fair.

With the opening of the new office Jaffna residents will be able to collect and handover their visa applications in Jaffna instead of traveling to Colombo.

They will only be required to visit Colombo to collect the visa from the Indian High Commission in Colombo. 

  Comments - 34

  • Monday, 19 April 2010 05:03 AM

    Bird Eye,
    I remember more than decades ago an intellectual suggested that the Capital should be moved to Anuradhapura to strength the area in order fight the separatism.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 05:35 AM

    This is a bit scary but I am sure Indan goverment will be honest in this enedevour, that is just to help Tamils for their immigration needs without going all the way to Colombo.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 05:41 AM

    Good !, Then China will have another one in Hambantota and US will have one in Trinco. All probs solved !!

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 05:55 AM

    With the consent of GOSL or on their own wish??

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 06:51 AM

    upon obtained the visa, will they have to travel through Colombo or can catch a fishing boat at Mannar?

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 06:52 AM

    Please issue visa as much as possible !.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 06:58 AM

    A very welcome move through which India has made herself available in close proximity to the people in the North. India is genuinely interested and involved in the rehabilitation processes taking place in the region. This move will assist her in monitoroing such activities at close range and participate more effectively in their implementation, apart from providing the usual consular services to the people. Let us thank India for this positive action.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 06:59 AM

    what is the purpose of having an office in jaffna when you got to collect the visa in colombo???

    Monday, 19 April 2010 06:40 AM

    Hurry up,
    Before china takes your place or shares a office in jaffna. indo china embassy

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 07:15 AM

    oh oh ...

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 07:44 AM

    Why not GOSL shift the Administration to Central province?
    So that almost centralized and equal to all the people.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 08:04 AM

    Why not? Its a good idea. I believe there is one in Kandy so why not in Jaffna too!

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 09:23 AM

    After Just Swim Palk Starait

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 09:27 AM

    Good one, Local boy. I like it!!!

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 09:44 AM

    Why is this eye wash? the whole world knows how Indian govt is treating Tamils. To earn money they will issue the visas but when you arrive in India,they will send them back. It's the worst govt India has had!

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 10:07 AM

    Sri lanka Govement should request that India grants visit visa upon arrival for sri lanka just the same way indian gets visa when landing to sri lanka.
    As the war has ended we sri lankan should get the same previlage like india.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 10:16 AM

    You ask Indians bread and they give stone.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 12:01 PM

    Is India taking over the Noetheast???

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 01:45 PM

    Why not open a full branch of Indian High Commission in Jaffna, to avoid all the hazzles of coming to colombo to collect only the Visa.Then MR govt. can open a mini international air port too in Jaffna for Jaffan citizens to fly direct to India from Jaffna.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 02:49 PM

    it is better to issue the visa in jaffna rather than travelling down to colombo to collect it without wasting money and time. anyway it is a good start for India considering the problems of our people.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 02:55 PM

    Jaffna is an Indian Teritory that is why India took it`s own administration, now it is a part of Tamilnadu.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:06 PM

    your staff will speak in tamil or sinhala only ??

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:42 PM

    What a joke when India refuses visa on the
    assumption of guilty of association with the Tigers.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 04:15 PM

    what about hambantota people

    Monday, 19 April 2010 10:50 PM

    Learn from India - devolution of power or rights to all.

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 08:24 PM

    this is the fist stepe to the indien finel gool

    Sunday, 18 April 2010 08:47 PM

    Indian Visas issue in Jaffna would be honored by Airport authorities???

    Monday, 19 April 2010 01:23 AM

    Read the response from Hasan, it make no sence as long as you have to come collect your passport in Colombo.

    Monday, 19 April 2010 02:02 AM

    I suppose this is demand and supply. More people from Jaffna wants to travel than any other part of the country. Then they open up a processing office. This is good for Jaffna people those do not unnecessary travel to Colombo. I wish If the goverment move offices away from Colombo much as possible to reduce the traffic jam in Colombo.

    Monday, 19 April 2010 03:46 AM

    This is how "LTTE" first started in 1960 as smugling valuable items like cameras, pocket radios, Benaris sarees, suiting materials.Pistols Etc: between ;Vellavetithurai and India, wait and see.

    Monday, 19 April 2010 03:48 AM

    who is going to jaffna to india ...TNA ??????????

    Monday, 19 April 2010 04:03 AM

    Its something GOSL should think about in their administration so that people from North or south must think life is easy to live in Sri lanka
    Why people should travel to colombo to collect the Visa,may be this is initial cautious start Okay

    Monday, 19 April 2010 04:15 AM

    also a RAW Office

    Monday, 19 April 2010 04:15 AM

    Consent ? for what we are already sold to them ,

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