Sri Lanka PM briefs ambassadors in bid to lift travel advisories

ECONOMYEXT – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and members of the security establishment had met foreign ambassadors based in Colombo on February 24, in a bid to lift travel advisories slapped on the island after Easter Sunday blasts.

Dozens of countries slapped travel advisories on Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday blasts by Islamist suicide bombers.

On May 13, Sinhalese nationalists attacked Muslim businesses, creating further unrest.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had explained that life has come back to normal in Sri Lanka and security was tight.

In that light he had requested envoys to lift travel advisors.

Some foreign nations which had imposed advisors have their own forensic and other officials helping with investigations. (Colombo/May24/2019)

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