The Department of Immigration and Emigration says appointments for one day service at the passport office have already been allocated until December this year. The Controller of the Department told SLBC that about five thousand applications are received daily for the one day service. Therefore, there is a slight delay in issuing passports through this service. However, if the applicants submit correct documents, passports can be obtained within 24 hours.
- State Minister Tharaka Balasuriya says 303 Sri Lankan illegal migrants bound to Canada will be brought back to the island soon
- The President says discussions of debt restructuring with the main creditors China and India will be conducted without delay