The FCA said this after reports that BBC Correspondent in Colombo Charles Haviland has been refused a one-year visa extension.
The full statement issued by the FCA:
The FCA is unaware of any time limits on visas issued to foreign journalists posted to Sri Lanka. However, we have noted remarks by the authorities that the Media Ministry will articulate in the coming week their policy on visas for foreign correspondents, and we look forward to seeing it. In the meantime, the policy adopted by Sri Lankan authorities is available on the External Affairs Ministry website (http://www.mea.gov.lk/index.php/en/media/guidlines-for-foreign-media), but it makes no reference to how long a foreign journalist can work in Sri Lanka.