India relaxes travel advisory for Sri Lanka
Colombo : Two days after Srisena claimed Sri Lanka safe for travellers, India had issued a fresh advisory asking citizens travelling to Sri Lanka to be careful and vigilant in view of last month’s bombings in which over 250 people were killed.
In the advisory, India mentioned that the security situation in the country is gradually returning to normal with Sri Lanka lifting curfews and the opening of schools. At the same time it said, “Indian nationals travelling to Sri Lanka are advised to be careful and vigilant.”
The MHA also advised that Indian nationals must get in touch with the Indian High Commission in Colomo and Assistant High Commission in case they require any assistance.
After Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka, India had asked its citizens to avoid travelling to Sri Lanka for security reasons. Besides India, several countries, like China, US, UK and Australia had advised their citizens against non-essential travel to Lanka.
Last week, China had toned down its travel advisory imposed on Sri Lanka, in a move that would help in reviving the tourism industry of the island nation hit hard by the terror attack.