The government requests Sri Lankan nationals in the interest of their security to desist from undertaking visits to Tamil Nadu until further notice.
Issuing a travel advisory the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs states, “The government of Sri Lanka regrets the increasing number of instances of intimidation of Sri Lankan nationals visiting Tamil Nadu for the purposes of tourism, religious pilgrimages, sporting and cultural activities and professional training.
The most recent incident was reported today where 184 pilgrims visiting the Poorni-maatha Church in Than-javur had been mobbed and had sought refuge in the church.
The Government has taken all steps required through the Indian Government to seek the safety of these pilgrims.
Meanwhile travel to all other states in India is safe for Sri Lankan nationals.