The External Affairs Ministry stated that Sri Lanka lifted the travel advisory it earlier issued to Sri Lankan travelers visiting Tamil Nadu today.
Following a series of unfortunate incidents faced by Sri Lankans visiting Tamil Nadu, the Government of Sri Lanka was compelled to issue a travel advisory for Sri Lankan nationals visiting the state of Tamil Nadu.
The Government of Sri Lanka views these incidents as an aberration, and acknowledges that Sri Lanka nationals numbering approximately 200,000 who visit India every year are received warmly in India, including in Tamil Nadu.
The Government of Sri Lanka is pleased 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 wellbeing of Sri Lankan dignitaries and visitors to all parts of India including Tamil Nadu.
The Government of Sri Lanka has received a large number of requests to lift the Travel Advisory.
The Government of Sri Lanka believes that the Travel Advisory is no longer required.