PM Narendra Modi's Visit to Sri Lanka Will Send Message Country is Safe For Travel, Says Envoy Austin Fernando
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Austin Fernando and PM Narendra Modi. (Photo Credit: ANI/PTI)

Colombo/New Delhi: Nearly one-half months after the dastardly terror attacks on Sri Lanka's churches, the island nation's High Commissioner to India, Austin Fernando, hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit would send a message that their country is safe for travel.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Fernando said, "PM Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka will send a message that it is a safe place to travel to. We would like the Indian government to lift the travel advisory for Sri Lanka." PM Narendra Modi, Imran Khan Not to Meet at SCO Summit in Bishkek: MEA 

Adding more, he said, "PM Modi is visiting Sri Lanka on June 9. His visit to SL after the 21st April bombings sends a message internationally. Domestically when we look at it, it gives a message that here is a head of a government who is visiting to show solidarity."

It is to be known that PM Modi would make his first international visit to Sri Lanka on June 9. After this, he would travel to Mauritius and then to SCO summit in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek. This would the first set of foreign visits after taking charge of PM post for a second consecutive term.