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No ban on visas to any visitor to Sri Lanka

17 July 2017 06:34 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Dismissing claims that visas were not being issued to foreigners arriving from some countries, Immigration and Emigration Chief Nihal Ranasinghe said today that all foreigners would be issued visas without any special test or delay irrespective of their country of origin.

It was reported that visas for citizens of some countries including Syria, Nigeria and Pakistan were only being issued after a special test.

Mr. Ranasinghe said according to the current procedure, the department had not specified any country or set of countries for which the were banned.

“Any foreigner who hopes to visit Sri Lanka for business, leisure, educational or any other purpose can apply for a visa online and obtain visas for 30 days. After arrival the foreigners can extend their visa by applying to the Department of Immigration and Immigration” he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  Comments - 9

  • Ahmed Monday, 17 July 2017 07:29 PM

    we give visa to everyone. but only very few countries give us on arrival visa

    ceylon Monday, 17 July 2017 08:28 PM

    one giid thing ahead of most of the world.results are visible.more visitors coming and more billions come to the society. via DM Android App

    Shameer Monday, 17 July 2017 10:29 PM

    There is an unofficial ban. People, specifically Muslims are not allowed to enter the country. Very soon fruits of repercussions can be tasted.

    dilshan Tuesday, 18 July 2017 01:06 PM

    Repercussions like less ISIS dudes in the country?

    Roshan Tuesday, 18 July 2017 03:28 PM

    My Dear,Though you cry for Muslim brotherhood, in most of Middle East country you are not welcome as a Muslim.They treat you also as a another visitor to their country.If you have either British or USA passport they treat you as a king.

    Dee Monday, 17 July 2017 10:57 PM

    So who is complaining?

    Roshan Tuesday, 18 July 2017 03:21 PM

    Bogus complaints.

    NO SMOKE ? Tuesday, 18 July 2017 03:09 PM

    Whom are you trying to fool. There can not be smoke without fire.

    A HOLE IN THE BUDGET Tuesday, 18 July 2017 03:11 PM

    The fun will be if no visas are granted for house maids.

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