Lanka denies reports of scrapping on-arrival visas for Indians
May 27, 2011 12:52 pm
Foreign media reports stating that Sri Lanka had scrapped the on-arrival visa system for Indian tourists entering the country were denied by the Immigration and Emigration Controller General, WA Chulananda Perera who stated that he had been misquoted.
The Hindustan Times reported that Sri Lanka had taken this decision yesterday (May 26) while quoting the Controller General as saying “Only tourists from Singapore and Maldives, countries which gives on-arrival visas to Lankans, will continue to get the reciprocal facility”.
However, speaking to Ada Derana today (May 27) Mr. Perera said that he had made no statement to the Indian Newspaper regarding Indian on-arrival visas and had only spoken about the new online electronic visa system to be implemented by Sri Lanka.
He also denied any such move on the part of Sri Lanka to scrap on-arrival visas for Indians.