Press Release issued by the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development to travel to Northern Province by Foreign Nationals
Whilst welcoming and appreciating positive assistance rendered by Friendly Countries, International Organizations as well as Non Governmental Organizations in peace building and development, it is the duty of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development to take appropriate measures to prevent negative interventions, particularly in the Northern Province.
Conscious of its duty towards maintaining national security and creating necessary conditions for national processes, the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development requests foreign nationals to obtain prior approval when they intend travelling to the north. It is also informed that the objectives and purposes of the projects or other reasons for which they intend to travel are also be clearly indicated.
Foreign nationals intending to travel to Northern Province can obtain approval by sending written requests to the following address/fax:
Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development
(Attention Military Liaison Officer)
15/5, Baladaksha Mawatha
P R WANIGASOORIYA USP
15th October 2014