Friday, September 11, 2015
Lankans advised to refrain from visiting Lumbini
The Sri Lankan Embassy in Nepal has requested Lankans planning to visit Lumbini to refrain from doing so until further notice.
The advisory has been issued on the basis of the unrest in the area resulting from a series of protests by Indians. Every year thousands of Buddhist pilgrims visit Lumbini – the Buddha’s birth place. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said some 300 Sri Lankan pilgrims who were stranded in Lumbini, have managed leave the area safely and are currently on their way back to Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan Embassy requests the following number to be contacted (+97714720213) to obtain information on the travel advisory to Lumbini or reach Lankans who might be travelling to the area.