Indians advised to avoid non-essential travel to Sri Lanka


India has advised its nationals not to undertake non-essential travel to Sri Lanka in view of the prevailing security situation in that country in the aftermath of terror attacks last Sunday which left more than 250 people dead. “Indian nationals intending to travel to Sri Lanka are advised not to undertake non-essential travel,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in an advisory issued on Saturday.

It said that in case of those undertaking essential or emergency travels, they can contact the High Commission of India in Colombo or the Assistant High Commission in Kandy / Consulates in Hambantota and Jaffna in case of requirement of any assistance.

 “The Government of Sri Lanka has beefed up the security in the country. A nation-wide emergency including night time curfew is in place at present which may also affect travel with in Sri Lanka,” the advisory said. Sri Lanka is a popular destination for Indians looking for tourism and for many companies holding which hold business meetings there.