TN travel advisory ‘could be lifted in fortnight’
The government is considering lifting its travel advisory on Tamil
Nadu in about a couple of weeks after monitoring the situation in Tamil
Nadu where Sri Lankan pilgrims came under attack, External Affairs
Ministry Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama said yesterday.
Amunugama said they were monitoring the situation in Tamil Nadu.
“There have been improvements. Our High Commission in Chennai is closely
monitoring the situation,” he said. “ It will take a few weeks to assess
There has been no incidents since the last attack,” Amunugama said.
“We will lift the travel advisory once the situation in Tamil Nadu is
safe for Sri Lankans.
It could happen in couple of weeks provided the conditions are safe
for Sri Lankan visitors,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Indian government assured safety and security for Sri
Lankan citizens visiting the Southern Indian state.
The travel advisory was issued after an incident where 184 Sri Lankan
pilgrims came under a mob attack in Tamil Nadu. It warned Sri Lankan
citizens not to visit Chennai until further notice because of increasing
intimidation of Sri Lankans.