No Sri Lankans stranded at US airports: Foreign Ministry

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Feb 02, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry today said Sri Lankans are not stranded at US airports following the travel ban issued by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Mahishini Colonne said the Sri Lankan missions in the US have informed them that there are no confirmed cases of Sri Lankans stranded at the airports.

“All Sri Lanka Missions in the US are on alert and in touch with relevant US authorities on this matter,” Colonne said in an official twitter post.

“Any Sri Lankan stranded at a US airport and requiring assistance, please call Sri Lanka’s Mission in New York 001 917 597 7009.”

She further said that Sri Lanka is not on the list of countries in the recent US executive order.

The U.S. President recently imposed a controversial ban on travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The executive order bars citizens of these seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for the next 90 days and suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days.