The Indian Government has decided to extend Visa-on- Arrival facility to Sri Lanka, to promote better relations between the two countries. At a recent visit to Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Parliament and announced, “When we connect people, bonds between nations become stronger. That is why we have decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to Sri Lankan citizens.” He added, “We will also increase connectivity between our countries. We will strengthen ties of culture and religion. Last month we announced reduction in fees for Sri Lankan nationals visiting National Museum in Delhi to see the Kapilavastu Relics. We will bring our shared Buddhist heritage closer to you through an exhibition. Together, we will develop our Buddhist and Ramayana Trails.” The Prime Minister also added that Air India will soon launch direct flight between New Delhi and Colombo. At the moment, Indians do not have a VoA option to visit Sri Lanka.