The government of India has reduced the entrance fee to the National Museum of New Delhi for Sri Lankan nationals to INR 10.00 from the current rate of INR 300.00 , the Indian High Commission announced to news.
The High Commission said in a statement that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken the decision during the visit of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to India, after noting that Sri Lankan Nationals visit the museum in large numbers to pay homage to the Kapilavastu Relics.
In pursuance of the Prime Minister’s announcement, the entry fee to the National Museum for Sri Lankan nationals had been reduced and brought on par with the fee paid by Indian Nationals. The new rates will come into effect from April 1. 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.