Travel restrictions for foreigners lifted

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The Ministry of Defence lifted the imposed pre-travel approval exclusively for foreign passport holders with effect from today today (4), the defence ministry said.

According to Military Liaison Officer Officials, foreign pass port holders are no longer required to produce a MOD travel approval document at Omanthai entry/exist point- the main travel checking point located in Vavuniya.

"As normalcy is flourishing in the country we see that travel restrictions to foreign passport holders as no longer required", the ministry website said quothe official stated commenting on the latest move.

This is a definite sign that the country is heading in the right direction with the rapid reconciliation and development taking place in Wanni and North he further said.


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  • Sinnavi Tuesday, 05 July 2011 05:40 PM

    Our Defence Secretary is in good mood after his son's wedding. This is a wedding gift to Tamils. Wasn't it a permanent one or temporary only God knows.

    Konde Bendapuchhena Monday, 04 July 2011 01:38 PM

    This should apply strictly for those who are Lankan born but holding foreign passport so proudly like a they were born there

    cracko Monday, 04 July 2011 01:37 PM

    Hic. It is July now

    UK TAMIL BOY Monday, 04 July 2011 01:38 PM

    VERY GOOD MOVE.

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Monday, 04 July 2011 01:42 PM

    very good news, Half million srilankan born Tamil foreign passport holders expected to Srilanka.

    Lankan-Canada Monday, 04 July 2011 02:05 PM

    Very good move. You will expect atleast 100,000 visitors from North America (ex-Sri Lankans) this year. Good for tourism.

    I Hussein Monday, 04 July 2011 02:24 PM

    This is a welcoming news indeed.
    Very good.

    Dr J E Jayawardana Monday, 04 July 2011 02:25 PM

    Why was this restrictions imposed for so long after the war? We have nothing to hide ??

    pissu balla Monday, 04 July 2011 02:35 PM

    Does it say that they would safely return?

    Michael Monday, 04 July 2011 02:48 PM

    An good step . So i can travel in my next holiday to an never seen part of your great country !

    Chathu05 Tuesday, 05 July 2011 04:26 AM

    Welcome to Sri Lanka Brother !!!

    Bumba Monday, 04 July 2011 03:29 PM

    I thought was one country from the time of the big bang.

    kalum Monday, 04 July 2011 05:53 PM

    its look like buruma, they are showing to world no freedom in Sri lanka.

    sena Tuesday, 05 July 2011 01:51 AM

    So its the Dollar, Pounds, Francs and of course Canadian and Australian Dollars . I wonder how many Chinese yuan.


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