Indian advised to avoid non-essential travel to Sri Lanka’

Indians are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Sri Lanka, in view of the prevailing tense situation following serial blasts in the country. The Ministry of External Affairs in an advisory to the Indian citizens suggested  “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 note further read.

The Sri Lankan government has beefed up the security in the country post the deadly bombings that claimed more than 250 lives.

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