MPs getting ready to fly abroad amid crisis

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A number of MPs are currently preparing their diplomatic passports, Ceylon Today reliably learns.

According to Parliament sources, MPs are finalising their diplomatic passports as the on-going crisis shows no sign of abating anytime soon.

The sources added that scores of MPs who did not have diplomatic passports before are trying to obtain them now.

They revealed that a sizeable number of other MPs whose passports had expired are in the process of renewing them.

Diplomatic Passports are valid for all countries and the validity period is 10 years unless otherwise specified in the passport. This passport is issued to VVIPs, Members of Parliament and Persons Posted to prescribed positions at
Sri Lankan Overseas Missions.

By Bingun Menaka Gamage