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* Sri Lanka Prime Minister assures security, requests countries to remove travel restrictions
Fri, May 24, 2019, 08:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today assured foreign envoys accredited to the nation that security has been strengthened in the country and urged to remove travel restrictions imposed after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 258 people including 47 foreign nationals.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe held a special discussion with ambassadors and high commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka at Temple Trees today (24).

During the meeting, the security forces presented the status of current state of security and the progress of the investigations on the Easter Sunday terrorist attack.

The security forces emphasized that the law will be strictly enforced on those who were trying to cause communal clashes on the pretext of the Easter Sunday attacks.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe pointed out that daily life has returned to normal and the maximum security measures are in place. He urged the ambassadors and the High Commissioners to take steps in this backdrop to remove the travel restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka.

State Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene, Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake, Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha and DIG Ajith Rohana were also present.


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