Consular Services at Sri Lanka Missions in UK limited

Towards limiting the transmission of COVID-19 and to ensure effective implementation of the travel restrictions imposed on the newly designated countries,  the Ministry of Foreign Relations has initiated action to regulate the consular services with effect from 15th March midnight 1259 hrs in Brussels, London and Oslo. The decision stems from the fact that the Government has renewed the list of designated countries adding three more destinations and to ably support the efforts at restricting all inbound travels of personnel from point of origins deemed potentially threatening and contemplating lockdown, the Foreign Ministry said today. Accordingly, from 16 March 2020, consular services…

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Jaffna International Airport closed for two weeks

The Government has decided to temporarily close the Jaffna International Airport (JIA). Accordingly, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that the airport will be closed for two weeks with immediate effect. The decision has been taken as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka. Domestic airlines and a budget airline travelling between India and Sri Lanka operate at the Jaffna airport. (Colombo Gazette)

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Flights to Sri Lanka from UK suspended

Flights to Sri Lanka from the United Kingdom, Norway and Belgium have been suspended from tomorrow (16), the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said. The Civil Aviation Authority said that the ban will be in effect for two weeks. The decision has been taken in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka. “This is to inform all online carriers and offline carriers that according to the instructions received from Sri Lanka Health Authorities, all travel beginning from the United Kingdom, Belgium and Norway will be banned for…

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Sri Lanka is being invaded by an anti-democracy virus

Much like the Covid-19 virus, Sri Lanka is being invaded by an anti-democracy virus which tells us a strong man is needed to rule with a rod of iron, that civil liberties do not matter and that constitutional amendments that fetter the powers of rulers are a nuisance. By Kishali Pinto Jayawardene Much like the covid-19 virus which attacks the respiratory systems of victims with lethal force and has brought the global North virtually to its knees, Sri Lanka is being invaded by an anti-democracy virus. We are told that,…

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Visa for Europeans suspended for 2 weeks

Several firm decisions have been taken under the guidance of President Gotabaya and Prime Minister Mahinda to combat COVID -19 in the country. *Visa for Europeans suspended for 2 weeks *Two-week quarantine period for Sri Lankans arriving from EuropeMeasures to disinfect public transport *Case studies on China’s success*Directives to minimize public gatherings *Utilize internet for educational and service purposes Several firm decisions have been taken under the guidance of President and Prime Minister to combat COVID -19 in the country. Measures initiated by the Government since January have been instrumental…

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