India reduces entry fee to National Museum for Lankans
February 19, 2015 04:53 pm
The entry fee to the National Museum in New Delhi for Sri Lankan nationals has been reduced from INR 300 (LKR 640) to INR 10 (LKR 21) - at par with the fee paid by Indian nationals, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said.
On February 16, 2015, during the visit of Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena to India, Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, noting that Sri Lankan nationals visit the National Museum in New Delhi in large numbers to pay homage to the Kapilavastu relics, had announced a decision to reduce the entrance fee to the National Museum for Sri Lankan nationals.
“In pursuance of the Prime Minister’s announcement, the entry fee to the National Museum for Sri Lankan nationals has been reduced and brought at par with the fee paid by Indian nationals. The new rates will come into effect from April 1, 2015,” the High Commission said in a statement today.
Sri Lankan nationals will thereafter have to pay a nominal entry fee of INR 10 (against INR 300 currently) to view the rich and varied collection at the National Museum.
“Sri Lanka is the only country to be accorded this special status,” it said.