The United States has urged its citizens to be alert while travelling to countries where the Cricket World Cup being held, including Sri Lanka during the tournament as such big events are always a soft targets for the militants.
“The Department of State alerts US citizens traveling to or residing in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to safety and security issues related to the ICC Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held in those countries between February 19 and April 2, 2011,” said a US travel advisory.
While the US government has no specific threat information regarding the Cricket World Cup, high-profile events of this nature can be targets for terrorist attacks, the State Department said in a statement a day after the mega cricket event was kicked off in Dhaka yesterday.
The State Department reminded its citizens about the worldwide travel alert it had issued about the American nationals on January 31 which also includes South Asian countries.
Observing that local authorities in the country where individual matches are held are responsible for security arrangements for the ICC Cricket World Cup, the State Department said US citizens should monitor local news reports and consider the level of security present when visiting public places, including religious sites, or choosing hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and recreation and sporting venues.
Its commonly issued. Even UK is now under travel advisory. Do a background check please.
bubanis Friday, 18 February 2011 10:27 AM
Vijayabahu Friday, 18 February 2011 03:14 AM
Now NO terrorists in Sri Lanka.. All Killed and Surrendered.. Will United States issue same alert on Olympic 2012, to be held in London UK???
bandar Friday, 18 February 2011 03:56 AM
Full security in Sri Lanka during the games a must for everyone's safety. a Recent enews paper condemned SL crickets serious approach to security at a venue out of, saying big security is not necessary.
TMA Friday, 18 February 2011 03:50 AM
Yes they'll always B alert. Who knows? after all we're quite friendly with Iran and Palestine who openly sponsor terrorism
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