Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 13:02
On arrival Visa suspended for Pakistani's
According to The Nation newspaper of Pakistan, rise in political asylum trend by Pakistanis have provoked Sri Lankan authorities to revoke “On Arrival Visa” facility for Pakistani nationals.
According to revised policy, the Pakistani nationals desiring to visit Sri Lanka would require a valid pre-departure visa.
The Nation goes on to say that Sri Lanka has always been a close friend of Pakistan and both the countries had enjoyed close bilateral cooperation in defence and trade.
However, Immigration and Emigration Controller Chulananda Perera told our news team that they have not restricted issuing visa to Pakistan nationals intending to tour Sri Lanka.
He further stated that Pakistan nationals can apply for visa via embassy offices as well as through internet programs for making electronic tour reservations.