PM Modi announces Visa on Arrival for Sri Lankans from April 14

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March 13, 2015 4:46 PM

PM has also revealed Air India's plans to start direct flight between New Delhi and Colombo

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, India meeting Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister, Sri Lanka, in Colombo, Sri LankaNarendra Modi, Prime Minister, India meeting Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister, Sri Lanka, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

In his visit to Sri Lanka, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has made several announcements related to tourism. PM has also revealed Air India’s plans to start direct flight between New Delhi and Colombo.

In a press statement, PM Modi said, “People are at the heart of our relations. We have taken a number of decisions to encourage people to people contacts, improve connectivity, and increase tourism. We will extend the facility of ‘Tourist Visa on Arrival – Electronic Travel Authorisation’ Scheme to Sri Lankan citizens from the Sinhala and Tamil New Year on April 14, 2015. Air India will soon start direct flights between New Delhi and Colombo.”

“We will also cooperate in developing a Ramayana Trail in Sri Lanka and a Buddhist Circuit in India.

We will organise a Festival of India in Sri Lanka later this year. Sri Lanka is where Buddhism has truly flourished. We will be organising an exhibition showcasing our Buddhist heritage as part of this festival.”

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