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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

Visit to the State of Tamil Nadu: Sri Lankans visitors are cautioned

Colombo, 19 March, (Asiantribune.com):

Sri Lanka Nationals are asked to exercise maximum caution when undertaking visits to the State of Tamil Nadu in India.

This notice of caution was released by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs following the recent incidents of intimidation of Sri Lankan nationals particularly instances of violent assaults against Buddhist Monks in Thanjavur and at the Central Chennai Railway Station, India.

Ministry of External Affairs has also advised in any event Sri Lankan nationals need to visit the state of Tamil Nadu for some compelling reasons, they are requested to keep the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai informed well in advance.

Given below the full text of the statement issued by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs:

Begin CommentsThe Government of Sri Lanka regrets the recent incidents of intimidation of Sri Lankan nationals particularly instances of violent assaults against Buddhist Monks in Thanjavur and at the Central Chennai Railway Station, India.

Ministry of External Affairs has lodged strong protests with the Indian Government through its High Commission in New Delhi and the Deputy High Commission in Chennai over the incidents of assaults on Sri Lankan Buddhist monks in the State of Tamil Nadu.

The Government of Sri Lanka whilst condemning such assaults carried out by extreme elements with vested interests in attempting to tarnish our friendly relations with India, is constrained to request Sri Lankan nationals to exercise caution when undertaking visits to the State of Tamil Nadu in India.

In the event such visits were to take place to Tamil Nadu due to compelling reasons, Sri Lankan nationals are requested to keep the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai informed well in advance. Contact details of the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai are as follows:

Address:
56, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam
Chennai – 600 034

Office Telephone Numbers
0091 44 28247896 End Comments

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