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CrestFollowing procedures will be applied with respect to the passengers entering into Sri Lanka until further notice:

1. Quarantine Information:

    • Sri Lanka has implemented mandatory quarantine for all travellers coming from or transiting through South Korea, Italy or Iran (irrespective of their nationality).

Statement by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka, at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council – High Level Segment, 26 February 2020

UNHRC2020FMSpeech01Madam President
Madam High Commissioner
Ladies and gentlemen,

UNHRC2020FMSpeech02As this Council is aware, in November 2019, the people of Sri Lanka gave a resounding mandate to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, to pursue a policy framework aimed at achieving the “four-fold outcome of a productive citizenry; a contented family, a disciplined, a just society and a prosperous nation” . It is envisaged to achieve sustainable development and peace in the country, firmly anchored in safeguarding “national security without compromising the democratic space available to our people” .

Sri Lanka takes strong objection to the imposition of travel restrictions on Lt. Gen. Silva and his immediate family by the US

mfaIt was announced a short while ago that the US Department of State has designated Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, current Commander of the Sri Lanka Army and Acting Chief of Defense Staff and his immediate family members. The public designation makes them ineligible for entry into the United States.