US, UK, Aus. issue travel advisories on SL

7 March 2018 12:01 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The United States, Britain and Australia had issued travel advisories regarding Sri Lanka, following the violence in the Kandy District and the declaration of State of Emergency for a period of one week.

The US State Department advised US citizens to monitor local media updates as further incidents could occur in the next few days.

“The Sri Lankan Government declared a State of Emergency and curfews have been imposed in some regions, including Kandy Administrative District, due to communal unrest. Further incidents possible over the next few days. Monitor local media for updates,” the US State Department tweeted.

The UK Foreign Office advised British citizens to exercise caution, avoid protests and rallies and comply with local security requirements.

“The Sri Lankan government announced a nationwide state of emergency in response to recent incidents of inter-communal violence in Ampara and Kandy. The state of emergency may include curfews in specific locations across the country. You should exercise caution, avoid protests and rallies, and comply with local security requirements,” the foreign office stated.

The Australian Foreign Ministry requested the Australian travellers to avoid protests and large public gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent and exercise normal safety precautions while in Sri Lanka.

“The Sri Lankan Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency for 10 days due to incidents of communal unrest. Avoid protests and large public gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent.

Monitor local media and follow instructions issued by local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Sri Lanka,” it said.

  Comments - 7

  • De silva Wednesday, 07 March 2018 01:14 PM

    Come on people look how much it's damaging our country

    zayir2418 Wednesday, 07 March 2018 01:16 PM

    How sad ! years of hard work gone in a flash !

    Saman Wednesday, 07 March 2018 01:24 PM

    There it is. All the resists must be happy now. What are they trying to gain from this? Haven't they learn anything from the past?

    hans perlee Wednesday, 07 March 2018 01:36 PM

    Also Dutch Government. And many other European countries.

    Shan Wednesday, 07 March 2018 01:54 PM

    Unpleasant news for tourism industry.

    John Brown Wednesday, 07 March 2018 04:07 PM

    Now it is up to the Sri Lankan Government to install discipline and law and order , this will only hurt Tourism and put the country back the Government should have seen this bubbling up if they had their ears to the ground

    nick Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:27 AM

    no surprises many to follow thanks to our uncivilized morons of the country including the politics masters who is master minding this via DM Android App

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