Sri Lanka appeals to lift travel warnings

Sri Lanka has appealed to the international community to lift travel warnings issued after the Easter Sunday attacks.

President Maithripala Sirisena urged the diplomatic community in Sri Lanka to lift the travel warnings since security in the country has been strengthened.

The President made the appeal when he met the diplomatic community in Colombo today.

The United States, China, the UK, India and Australia are among the countries which issued travel warnings on Sri Lanka.

The President said that tourists are returning to Sri Lanka and he urged the foreign missions to eliminate any hurdles preventing others from also visiting the country.

“I have taken steps with the security forces to ensure the security of the tourists,” the President said.

President Sirisena said that he was confident that with the current successful operation and with the assistance of foreign expertise on intelligence, the threat of terrorism could be curbed soon. (Colombo Gazette)

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