Possibility of providing on-arrival visa for Chinese nationals, mulled



The possibility of providing on-arrival visa facility for Chinese nationals and the possibility of providing visa applications through online methods in Chinese has been discussed.

This was taken up during a meeting of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on International Relations on Aug. 22, chaired by MP Namal Rajapaksa.

The Committee Chair instructed the officials who were present representing the Department of Immigration and Emigration to submit a report to the Committee on the said matters. 

In addition to the said, a review was made about the progress of the decisions made in the previous meetings.

There was also a discussion at length about the role of the divisions operating under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pertaining to the African and Middle Eastern countries and the diplomatic policies related to those regions.

Members of the Committee – Prof. G. L. Peiris, Niroshan Perera, S. M. M. Muszhaaraff, Dr. Kavinda Heshan Jayawardhana, Akila Ellawala, Shanakiyan Rajaputhiran Rasamanickam, Yadamini Gunawardena, Madhura Withanage were present at the Committee meeting held.

Officials representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Immigration and Emigration Department were also present at this meeting.


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