Friday, December 19, 2014

Travel to North and East, Sri Lanka. Ministry of Defence Permission

There is a lot of hype about Tourists not being allowed to go to the North (Jaffna, Mannar etc). Its just hype. All you need to do is send a email (or Fax) to the Defence Ministry with some details. Answer is quite prompt andyou have to print out email and carry it with passport.

Even though the Ministry is prompt, I would not hold my breath during long weekends, specially Full Moon Poya days.

If you put down in Purpose of Travel: Promote Self Rule for the North/Tamils, I kind of doubt you would get permission to travel.
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