The travel ban imposed by the Rajapaksa regime on foreign passport holders when travelling to the war affected zones, was lifted with effect from today.
Defence Ministry Media Center announced today that the ban was lifted through a directive by President Sirisena and the decision had been made at the first national security council meeting held yesterday since the election of the new President.
However, the transportation of the following items have been restricted:
Northern Province: Weapons + ammunition/ explosives/ camouflage costumes/telescopes
Eastern province: Weapons + ammunition/ explosives
October 15 Defence Ministry announcement that all foreign travellers to the north must obtain its permission.