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External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris met the British High Commissioner on Monday to discuss the British Foreign Office travel advisory issued for British nationals visiting Sri Lanka.

“The minister asked that the travel advisory be amended in keeping with the developments in the North. We mentioned that there was no justification for such a travel advisory because there is stability and security in the country,” a source told the Daily Mirror.

The advisory said there was a heavy military presence throughout the country and a looming terrorist threat. (Dianne Silva)
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  • maga Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:31 AM

    Even i am scared to go alone and speak. Kadu, Guns , and thugs are free to do any thing.

    wimale Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:53 AM

    I have a 17 year old daughter and I give her the same advise every morning before she goes off to school. Can't blame the Brittish government for stating facts.

    Ben Hurling Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:40 AM

    SL can issue travel advisory on UK.

    Crime rate in the UK is very high.

    Nobody really trusts anybody else in big British cities.

    Nero Wednesday, 22 August 2012 02:32 AM

    You can not cover up, just clean up!

    Anika Wednesday, 22 August 2012 10:30 AM

    I finish my shift everynight at 10 PM for last 2 years and take the tube home, I reach home
    by 11.30 PM in central london till this moment i have not faced any problems(touchwood).
    honestly can i do the same in colombo? women are not safe to travel on their own in sri lanka specially in the dark!!!
    in my opinion UK is right on the travel advise to SL with the current unsolved crime rate!!!

    Political Illiterate Wednesday, 22 August 2012 02:32 AM

    Yes. Why not?

    sampath Wednesday, 22 August 2012 03:31 AM

    what Britain advices it's citizens is entirely its own internal business, based on its assessment of the situation as they perceive it.
    Going by the loads of people who seem to be fleeing the country on a daily basis (and getting caught in the process), send the message to the international community that something is terribly wrong here.

    Thomas Ranger Wednesday, 22 August 2012 03:40 AM

    Very correct, you have said a mouthful, G.L. please respondto this.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 22 August 2012 03:56 AM

    Shouldn't you be trying to improve the situation in SL instead?

    Yakada Yakal Wednesday, 22 August 2012 01:42 PM

    I didn't know that this is happening in the street better be careful

    uomsamusa Thursday, 23 August 2012 06:15 AM

    Time is ripe for him to make the next either to a home for the aged or hell.

    patriot Wednesday, 22 August 2012 05:31 PM

    if you say this to him , he will jump to UNP.. ha ha

    aj Wednesday, 22 August 2012 06:54 PM

    G.L should ask Britian to send an independent panel to varify its claim,

    Pacha-epa Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:19 AM

    First this lot insists that a heavy military presence is necessary to avoid re-emerging terrorism and then protests when governments advise their citizens based on this information! Who is being illogical?

    Saman Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:11 AM

    Mr. GL, please open your eyes and see the reality. I wouldn't let my dog to be alone in Sri Lanka after dark!


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