UK says Lanka now safe

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The United Kingdom has updated its travel advisory on Sri Lanka by removing the advise against travel to the four northern provinces of Mullaitivu, Killinochchi, Mannar and Vavuniya.

The British High Commission in a statement said that the advice follows a security assessment carried out by a High Commission delegation, led by Deputy High Commissioner Mark Gooding, which visited the Northern provinces in June. 

Commenting on the changes British High Commissioner, Dr Peter Hayes said, “This latest change means we no longer advise against travel to any part of Sri Lanka.  Britons wishing to travel to the north should be aware that there remains a risk from mines and unexploded ordinance and that they need to obtain permission from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence before they travel.” (Daily Mirror online)


 

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  • KD Friday, 30 July 2010 01:16 PM

    Why? What type of danger you are in? Please enlighten the readers.

    GossipAiya Saturday, 31 July 2010 09:01 AM

    Ya Sri Lanka is safe,tourists-just don't go wandering near Media outlets

    nirmeli Friday, 30 July 2010 02:12 PM

    Did un advice committee can visit the north and east ??

    Kira Kira Friday, 30 July 2010 02:53 PM

    I thought I won the war ,with out any body's help. Sorry General,you too contributed a little bit. All the rest was done by me !!!

    jc Friday, 30 July 2010 03:03 PM

    We as Srilankans should be proud to have leaders like MR + SF + GR to acheive the present situation.With out these combination we couldn't have acheived !!

    baba Friday, 30 July 2010 07:48 AM

    everyone must be thankfull to MR for eradicating terrorism after 30 years

    bugger Friday, 30 July 2010 07:48 AM

    Safe for the tourist, but not safe for us lankans.

    RajasH Friday, 30 July 2010 07:56 AM

    White British tourist are always safe in the NE compared to the South. Drugs, rent a boy, prostitution attracts white tourist to the south with associated risk.

    roshan w Friday, 30 July 2010 07:59 AM

    At last a statement from UK !! Flights arriving full must have made them do it..Better late than never.We must keep it safe..now

    arshad Friday, 30 July 2010 08:06 AM

    Good News and Good Luck for Sri Lanka

    ABBA Friday, 30 July 2010 08:11 AM

    everyone must be thankfull to both MR & SF for eradicating terrorism after 30 years

    DHA Friday, 30 July 2010 08:20 AM

    Lanka is safe for tourist but is UK safe for Lankans ?

    spark Friday, 30 July 2010 08:21 AM

    MR would not have done it without a force of 300,000 soldiers. The soldiers would not have done it without adequate arms and intelligence supplied by China, Pakistan, Israel, Russia, India and Vietnam. Arms cannot be procured without money from the general public. So dude you can see where MR's contibution lies now.

    citizen1 Friday, 30 July 2010 08:30 AM

    Is Lanka safe for Lankans??? People are burning themselves and some are burning their children!

    Lankanlion Friday, 30 July 2010 03:59 PM

    Till we liberate Lanka from Terrorist in will never be a safe country. Yesterday again a media instituion was set fire. Thanks president.

    Wasantha Friday, 30 July 2010 04:07 PM

    Safe for tourists only. Not for Sri Lankans, especially for media.

    perumal Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:50 AM

    You are nearly right. Safe for foreigners who do not speak their mind out and lankans who are, metaphorically, blind, deaf and dumb.

    Piripaharan Friday, 30 July 2010 08:46 AM

    Why just SF what about the other service commanders then? not to mention GR?

    washam Friday, 30 July 2010 08:47 AM

    Hi Spark
    All those resources were there for years in Sri Lanka but couldn't win the war. So Show some respect to the man behind the war effort, who didn't care about any international pressure unlike other leaders

    Babanis Friday, 30 July 2010 09:05 AM

    They also should mention that media offices are not safe.

    Bakamoona Friday, 30 July 2010 09:06 AM

    UK, thanks. You people have been listening to terrorists all those years. Now please instead of destroying our beloved country again, try helping us with the support of EU and UN.

    sltk2004 Friday, 30 July 2010 09:24 AM

    When UK or some other country says something bad about us, we call them liars, but if they say something good about us - then they are good.

    Tharaka Chanaka Friday, 30 July 2010 09:57 AM

    Its safe to travel to the North, but no to visit TV/Radio stations...

    NISSANKA Friday, 30 July 2010 10:13 AM

    Spark. You forgot the brave General Fonseka, who nearly lost his life.

    Indika Friday, 30 July 2010 10:30 AM

    Thanks UK !! We appreciate good moves !!!

    Thanuja N Friday, 30 July 2010 10:33 AM

    Oh dear citizen ! See where your intelligence level lies,,,! Both incidents you have mentioned had happened due to the intelligence levels of the individuals, its not a fault of the country ,,

    Jude Friday, 30 July 2010 10:55 AM

    UK IS NOT SAFE NOW

    Channa Friday, 30 July 2010 11:50 AM

    Sri Lanka became safe to travel a year ago. Did the British wake up just now?

    raj Saturday, 31 July 2010 10:03 PM

    i agree with you!


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