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Diplomatic community urged to lift travel warnings

President Maithripala Sirisena had appealed to the international community to lift the travel warnings and restrictions issued to Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday attacks.

In a meeting held with the Diplomatic community in Colombo yesterday (07), President Sirisena had stated that “99%” of the suspects connected to the Easter Sunday attacks on hotels and churches in Sri Lanka have been arrested and their assets seized.

He further stated that security in the country has been strengthened and added that steps have been taken with the security forces to ensure the security of the tourists.

He urged the foreign missions to lift the warnings and to remove any obstructions from foreigners visiting the island nation as he states that already tourists are returning to Sri Lanka.

 

 

 

 

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.