That’s the good news of today.
Coming not from Sri Lanka. But from Berlin.
The Sri Lankan Tourism Minister John Amaratunga announced at the ITB in Berlin, that for all EU citizens, the visa requirement will be no longer necessary.
This means that it is no longer necessary for EU citizens to apply for a visa in advance. In addition, the entry fees (40 USD) are waived, so that the “residence permit” for Sri Lanka upon entry is given simply and free of charge.
In addition to EU citizens, citizens of Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the US are also benefiting from the easing of entry requirements.
Already from April the regulation should come into force.