Sri Lanka to Grant Visa-Free Entry to Tourist Friendly Nations

Sri Lanka

Colombo: Prime Minister of  Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a task force to study the possibility of granting visa-free entry to visitors from certain tourist friendly nations in order to boost arrivals, authorities said on Monday. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said that some of the countries under consideration are India, China along with some other European and West Asian nations, reports Xinhua news agency.

Amaratunga said this proposal was aimed at encouraging more people to visit Sri Lanka and avoid “chaos” at the immigration. Following recommendations from the task force, this proposal may be implemented in the off-season months of October to November and March to April, the minister said. (IANS)