Health assessment on resident visa applicants to Sri Lanka

Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry will establish an Immigration Health Unit at the Department of Immigration and Emigration to evaluate the health status of the foreign nationals applying for resident visa.

The Cabinet of Ministers Wednesday has granted approved to Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena to implement a policy to conduct a health assessment for the resident visa applicants to Sri Lanka.

The government says that with the increased development activities taking place in the country after the end of the conflict, a large number of foreign nationals obtain resident visas to Sri Lanka to participate in investment and other development activities.

The proposed Immigration Health Unit will be established to verify the health assessment documents of those immigrants, the government said.

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