The government has issued a travel advice to Sri Lankans visiting Tamil Nadu.
A statement by the External Affairs Ministry says the Government of Sri Lanka is constrained to request Sri Lankan nationals in the interest of their security to desist from undertaking visits to Tamil Nadu until further notice.
The statement said that in the event there is a compelling reason to visit Tamil Nadu, such a visit should take place following prior timely intimation to the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai.
The travel advice follows a spate of incidents targeting Sri Lankans in Tamil Nadu over the past few days.
Travel to all other states in India are safe for Sri Lanka nationals, the External Affairs Ministry said.
For essential travel to Tamil Nadu Sri Lankans have been advised to contact the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai on:
56, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam
Chennai – 600 034
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