He also said the Sri Lankan High Commission in India had been advised to put the visa request on hold. The government is currently preparing for the visits of the President of China and the Prime Minister of Japan, both of which have been scheduled for next month. The External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said it was the opinion of the ministry that allowing foreign journalists to visit Sri Lanka to report against the country at this particular time cannot be allowed.
This only proves that government has not acted correctly in Aluthgama incident and have acted against the Muslims in Sri Lanka.
However, he stressed that the visa had not been rejected, and the ministry will reconsider the request at a later date.