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The Indian government today said that it has taken and will continue to take all measures to ensure the safety, security and well-being of Sri Lankan dignitaries and visitors to India, including to Tamil Nadu.

In response to a media query on the travel advisory issued by Sri Lanka, the official spokesperson of the Indian High Commission in Colombo said: “We have noted the travel advisory that has been issued by the Government of Sri Lanka for its nationals visiting the state of Tamil Nadu.

I wish to convey here that the Government of India, in close consultation with the concerned state governments, has taken and will continue to take all measures to ensure the safety, security and well-being of Sri Lankan dignitaries and visitors to India, including to Tamil Nadu.

In certain instances, it has been noticed that important visits have taken place without prior intimation to the concerned authorities.

I find it important to emphasise here that people-to-people contacts are an integral part of the close historical, cultural, ethnic and civilisational ties between India and Sri Lanka. Our High Commission in Colombo issued visas to nearly 200,000 Sri Lankan nationals to visit India last year, while approximately 175,000 Indian tourists visited Sri Lanka in 2011. It is this perspective that guides all our actions on such matters.”

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  • Dinesh Tuesday, 04 September 2012 03:32 PM

    They why MR trying to go ??? Just think how the big heads deal with this !!!

    EM Tuesday, 04 September 2012 03:49 PM

    looks very serious and dangerous ?

    svk Tuesday, 04 September 2012 03:49 PM

    Yes avoid Tamilnadu completly..Close chennai mission

    SL Tuesday, 04 September 2012 03:55 PM

    why do you want a separate police power and land power to act like your big women jayalalitha?

    patriot Tuesday, 04 September 2012 04:05 PM

    this apply to sl visitors already in TN!,they will be safly deported!

    Rasadari Friday, 07 September 2012 05:31 PM

    Dear Friends, I am a Sinhala Doctor. We treat hundreds of Tamil people everyday. Not only during this peace time. We did it whole 30 years. I can assure you general public whether Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim dont have this discrimination. We live in harmony . It is the bad politics put these innocent public in to a war and disaster. We must not attack each other. It is against this BAD POLITICS we must attack after getting together.

    Shan Tuesday, 04 September 2012 04:16 PM

    Make actions louder than mere words...

    SAM_SPARROW Wednesday, 05 September 2012 04:49 AM

    It is fake. You are a sinhala guy with Tamil name and Sri Lankan Tamils will never say what you just said.

    jerome Tuesday, 04 September 2012 07:20 PM

    lets boycott indian products....how dare they assault our people. I am so sad.

    Shyam Tuesday, 04 September 2012 12:29 PM

    Good. But not strong enough.

    Ramesh Tuesday, 04 September 2012 12:31 PM

    As per the reliable sources, per day around 12,000 India visa application being processed in Colombo...

    TOTO Tuesday, 04 September 2012 12:39 PM

    Whether you concern or not, it is better Sri Lankan not to travel Tamil Nadu. Remove the diplomat mission from Tamil Nadu and Put it in Kerala, which is the best place for Sri Lankan to have fun and lots of tourist places, this is the ideal state in India to replace the Tamil Nadu.

    Abdul Mike Tuesday, 04 September 2012 01:01 PM

    we should put a ferry service to kerala

    Nodrog Tuesday, 04 September 2012 01:33 PM

    This reaction only after the travel warning whereas the ill treatment of Lankans has been going on for some time. But nevertheless better late than never.

    Ram Tuesday, 04 September 2012 01:38 PM

    It is the SINHALA people who were attacked..

    Tamils can go to TAMILnadu SAFELY...

    RR Tuesday, 04 September 2012 01:31 PM

    Just by words will not do. Action is needed from Indian side.

    anju Tuesday, 04 September 2012 01:43 PM

    i am a sri lankan tamil.we tamils live happily with sinhala people in sri lanka.my relations are in india.my view both countries people should live harmony.no need to harm each other.if indians hi sri lnkans again sri lankan tamils will be in dangeor
    we like this peace pls indians dont harm sri lankans if you realy love sri lankan tanils

    rama Tuesday, 04 September 2012 02:38 PM

    Action is also needed from GOSL on many promises made

    Trehan Munasinghe Tuesday, 04 September 2012 03:05 PM

    A typical response.... DO more India... Like the saying goes time you "Lead by Example "

    Sudath Tuesday, 04 September 2012 03:19 PM

    We need lot of "anjus" to resolve this issue.

    Dinesh Tuesday, 04 September 2012 03:30 PM

    Just because your friends & relatives good for you that doesnt mean that every one is happy !!! People like you always looks at one side of the issue

    Dinesh Tuesday, 04 September 2012 03:31 PM

    You did the same to the fisherman !!!


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