ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 06

No advisory on travel to Britain, says FM

Sri Lanka has no plans to issue any travel warning to citizens planning to visit Britain despite the current security situation there, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ravinath Ariyasinghe told The Sunday Times the Ministry has not taken any steps to issue a travel advisory or to issue any travel warnings for Sri Lankans travelling to Britain.

Australia has already announced a travel advisory cautioning its citizens from visiting Britain in the wake of the detection of the car bombs in Central London and the explosion at the Glasgow airport.

Despite the adverse security situation there was no drop this week in the number of applications for visas to Britain, according to the office processing visas to Britain.

Addressing a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) media conference on Friday Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, told journalists that countries that had imposed travel bans on Sri Lanka are being issued travel bans from other countries now.

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