Defer non-essential travel to Sri Lanka, advises Wisma Putra

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 10 Jul 2022

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians are advised to defer any non-essential travel to Sri Lanka due to public unrest in the island nation.

The Foreign Ministry in a statement on Sunday (July 10) said they are closely monitoring developments in Sri Lanka and that the High Commission in Colombo is in close contact with all registered Malaysians there to ensure their safety and provide consular assistance, if required.

Wisma Putra also called on all Malaysians currently in Sri Lanka but have yet to register with the High Commission to do so immediately as this would help the High Commission to extend necessary consular assistance, if needed.

"All Malaysians in Sri Lanka are advised to give utmost attention to their safety and to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities," the statement read.

Malaysians requiring consular assistance can contact the High Commission at 45, Rosmead Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka; via telephone at +94774830103 or via e-mail at

Sri Lanka has plunged into its worst economic crisis in decades as the nation of 22 million faces acute shortages of fuel, medicines and food.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had announced their resignations after angry protestors stormed the president's residence on Saturday and burned down the prime minister's house. – Bernama

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