Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka withdraws on-arrival visa facility for Pakistan
Fri, Jun 27, 2014, 06:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 27, Islamabad: Sri Lankan government has ended on-arrival visa facility for Pakistani visitors as a measure to curb the Pakistani asylum seekers, Pakistan's SAMAA news reported.

Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry has informed the Pakistan government about its decision to revoke the facility.

According to revised policy, Pakistanis seeking to visit Sri Lanka will now have to obtain visa before departing for the Island.

The on-arrival visa facility has been withdrawn on the request of Pakistani government to discourage the rising trend of asylum seekers, the report said.

According to sources 7 families have applied for political asylum in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka, among other SAARC countries, had been offering Visa On Arrival to promote people to people contacts.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's economy shows strong growth potential, but government finances remain weak - Moody's
-- [3 hours ago]
UK court finds suspect guilty of murdering Sri Lankan pizza delivery worker
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to conduct survey on mental patients
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan university students protest in Colombo
-- [5 hours ago]
NGOs in Sri Lanka need government approval before receiving any foreign funds
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Cricket extends Marvan Atapattu's tenure as interim coach till August
-- [6 hours ago]
EU expresses concern over restrictions on NGOs and on freedom of expression in Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
Indian court asks for written correspondence over the proposed sale of warships to Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
India to upgrade 70 child development centers in Sri Lanka estate sector
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan and South African cricketers raise funds for the Sri Lanka Visually Handicapped XI

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.