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The Australian government in its latest travel advisory issued today adviced its citizen travelling to Sri Lanka to exercise a high degree of caution in Sri Lankan at this time because of the unrest situation in some part of the country.

The updated travel advisory

This Advice was last issued on Monday, 16 June 2014.   This advice contains new information under Safety and Security: Civil unrest/political tensions (a night curfew has been imposed in Aluthgama and Beruwala following civil unrest. You should respect the curfew and follow the instructions of local authorities. Avoid any protests or large public gatherings in these areas as they may turn violent). We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Sri Lanka at this time because of the unpredictable security environment.

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  • Mohammed Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:46 AM

    we will be protesting against the Sri Lankan government today in India, UK, USA, UAE, Saudi, Australia and NZ etc in front of the consulates.

    Sonali De Silva Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:57 AM

    This is not Bali where Australian were bombed in cafes.

    dias Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:58 AM

    Bullshit

    sk Tuesday, 17 June 2014 05:37 AM

    You are deep in it

    manpei Tuesday, 17 June 2014 06:10 AM

    Why is it bullshit. If there was tension and rioting in parts of australia isn't it the GOSLs responsibility to advise Srilankan travellers to be cautious??

    kotik Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:25 PM

    Aussies are touring in Darga Town nonsence if unsafe why not close Aussie embassy in SL via DM Android App

    wadood Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:51 PM

    Australian govt is considering about the travellers but in SL they dont even give protection at least for the people who are in suffer.. Shame on Sri Lankan govt

    Dee Tuesday, 17 June 2014 07:48 AM

    Yes.
    Boat people movement also effected.

    Laminate Tuesday, 17 June 2014 07:53 AM

    Good move, tell the world what is happening here, though the SL Governments fail, it is Australian Government's responsible to protect their citizens, ....................

    Kamal De Silva Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:03 AM

    [quote name="Sonali De Silva"]This is not Bali where Australian were bombed in cafes.[/quote]
    Sonali - It could be much worse when you ignite religious and ethnic emotions. Guard your thoughts

    Jason Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:04 AM

    The SL Govt. needs to take firm action against the perpetrator of the ethnic violence!

    Rationalist Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:04 AM

    Tourist dollars will stop! Beware!

    Kumaraya Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:22 AM

    the muslim countries supported Sri Lanka in UNHRC will think twice sorry thrice to support sri lanka any more and the tourists from most countries will boycott sri lanka.

    HRJed Wednesday, 18 June 2014 01:10 AM

    WE????? Who??? is so powerful to tarnish ones motherland, aren't you ashamed of what's happening around the world - specially in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria - wake up and please be constructive!


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