The ban on foreign nationals visiting the former war zones have been lifted with immediate effect, the Ministry of Defence said.
This decision has been taken at the inaugural meeting of the National Security Council which was held yesterday.
The meeting which was held at the Presidential Secretariat was chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena.
The list of items which were banned from being transported to North also has been shortlisted as follows.
Clothing similar to those used by security forces