MEA issues advisory for Indian Nationals travelling to Sri Lanka

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Following the serial bomb blasts in Sr Lanka that claimed over 250 lives and left over 500 injured, the Ministry of External Affairs, India has issues safety advisory for the citizens of India traveling to Sri Lanka.

It reads the following-

“In view of the prevailing security situation in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of terror attacks on 21 April 2019, Indian nationals intending to travel to Sri Lanka are advised not to undertake non-essential travel.

In case of those undertaking essential/emergency travels, they can contact the High Commission of India in Colombo or the Assistant High Commission in Kandy / Consulates in Hambantota and Jaffna in case of requirement of any assistance. The helpline numbers of the Indian High Commission are available on the Mission’s website.

The Government of Sri Lanka has beefed up the security in the country. A nation-wide emergency including night time curfew is in place at present which may also affect travel with in Sri Lanka.”

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On Easter Sunday, 6 major blasts in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo followed by 2 more blasts killed 253 (as per latest revisions) and left over 500 injured. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terror attacks.

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