Sri Lankans banned from Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya when Ukrainians visit

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    ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will restrict access to important religious and archaeological sites to its citizens as a group of Ukrainian tourists – the first foreign travellers to the island since the Covid outbreak – will be visiting those sites the government announced today.

    The announcement from the Central Cultural Fund issued this morning January 3, said that Sri Lankans will be restricted from entering these sites when the Ukrainian tourists are due to visit.


    “These restrictions are in place to prevent Sri Lankan pilgrims from mingling with the Ukrainian visitors” under a program implemented by Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, the statement said.

    “The Ministry is currently creating a modus operandi so that local and foreign visitors to these sites do not mingle in the interest of safety due to the Covid pandemic,” the statement added.

    Therefore the government says a number of sites of religious and archaeological value in Polonnaruwa will be banned for Sri Lankan tourists tomorrow January 4 due to the presence of the Ukrainian tourists, the statement said.

    These include the Parakrama Palace complex, the sacred Dalada Maluwa, Shiva Devalaya, Rankoth Vehera, Lankatilaka Vehera, Kiri Vehera, Gal Viharaya and the Thivanka Pilima geya which will be banned for Sri Lankans.


    Sri Lankans will also be banned from visiting the Sigiriya site on Tuesday, January 5, until 1:00 pm the Ministry announced as the Ukrainians are due to visit.

    These tourists who were seen disporting themselves on the beaches of Mirissa and other Southern Resorts are due to visit Kandy, Dambulla and other regions in the coming days the announcement said.

    According to media reports, this group of tourists have been brought into the country by the former Ambassador to Ukraine, Udayanga Weeratunga.

    The SundayTimes reported today that the group of Ukrainian tourists were facilitated by Weeratunga, a relative of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who has registered his address as Temple Trees, Colombo 3 the official residence of the Premier. (Colombo, January 3, 2021)

    https://economynext.com/sri-lankans-banned-from-polonnaruwa-sigiriya-when-ukrainians-visit-77491/
     

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    ඉතින් බලහං තමන්ගෙ රට ඇතුලෙම ඩිස්ක්‍රිමිනේට් වෙනවා :LOL: පිටරට ගියොත් සුද්දො පුකට පයින් ගහල එලවනවා. යක්ශ පරම්පරාවෙ සිංහලයන්ට යන එනමං නෑ
     

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    මේක මල උඨ්ටක්නේ බං. අපි ඉපදුන රටේ ඕනෙ තැනකට යන්න අපිට තියන අයිතිය නැති කරනවා මේ ලබ්බෝ.
    මේක නම් මහ මහ හු*තේ ආණ්ඩුවක් තමයි. මම ත් චන්දෙ දුන්නනේ ස' ට. තුක් විතරක්.
     
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    lol
    dan okada tourism?
    meh ena un lankawe wiyadam karanawa kiyala karanne travel and hotels walta witharada?

    podi kada karana ayata unath aadayamak enna ona hariyata tourism thiyenawaa nam. tourism wage deyak ohoma balen karanna harima amarui.
     
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    මේක මල උඨ්ටක්නේ බං. අපි ඉපදුන රටේ ඕනෙ තැනකට යන්න අපිට තියන අයිතිය නැති කරනවා මේ ලබ්බෝ.
    මේක නම් මහ මහ හු*තේ ආණ්ඩුවක් තමයි. මම ත් චන්දෙ දුන්නනේ ස' ට. තුක් විතරක්.
     
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    lol
    dan okada tourism?

    meh ena un lankawe wiyadam karanawa kiyala karanne travel and hotels walta witharada?

    podi kada karana ayata unath aadayamak enna ona hariyata tourism thiyenawaa nam. tourism wage deyak ohoma balen karanna harima amarui.
    salli nati inganna ratakin ena backpack tourist lagen rata goda ganne hadanne.. mewa trust karana buntu me ratę innate 69 laksashaya harak thuk vitark. mun me rate ipadune rate karumeta gahala ewlanannwa me wage eun... anukamapanam karanna narakai
     

    castellain

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    Can assume it’s due to health reasons. What’s the big deal? If Ukrainians pay well, there’s no issue. But if the money goes to Udayanga, then it’s an issue.
     
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    MCC thibbanam visa aran hari yanna thibba. Mekey ehemath na.
    Issara tea estates vala suddek avidinakota labourersla kaanuvata bahinna vuna vagey :angry:
     
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    castellain

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    Will you be open to getting banned from your house because some outsiders are visiting? 😀
    That’s what they did during the entire Corona virus.Were you allowed to go out? This is a decision taken during the time of pandemic. It’s different than a normal time. There should be restrictions in every field. We can’t do what we want.
    Government needs money in this dire situation. It’s not possible to keep the country completely shut. If they get the money, it’s not a problem. But who knows...

    Sinhalese always catch things from the wrong end.....
    Real issue here is ......
    1. Why Ukrainians?
    2. How much they expend in SL?
    3. They can easily spread the new form of virus in SL.
     
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