Sri Lanka to do health checks for resident visa

Dec 15, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has decided to do health checks on applicants for resident visas to the island, media minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. The cabinet of ministers has decided to conduct a health assessment for the resident visa applicants to Sri Lanka, he told a news conference.

A statement said a large number of foreigners have been noted obtaining resident visas to Sri Lanka “to participate in investment and other related activities” after the end of the 30-year ethnic conflict and revived economic growth.

“Accordingly, an Immigration Health Unit will be established at the Department of Immigration and Emigration in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to verify the health assessment documents of those immigrants,” it said.