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Britain has updated its travel advisory after the Sri Lankan Government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorism.

In its latest advisory, updated on April 17, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office stated, “On 21 March 2014, the Sri Lankan Government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals, including the British Tamils Forum and Global Tamil Forum, for purported links to terrorism.”

Foreign travel advisory

On 21 March 2014, the Sri Lankan government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals, including the British Tamils Forum and Global Tamil Forum, for purported links to terrorism.

Foreign nationals, with the exception of media crews, no longer need permission from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence before travelling to the northern districts of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaittivu and Vavuniya. Military activities are ongoing and you should obey orders from the security forces and signs warning of the danger from land-mines. See Local travel - North

Political rallies in Sri Lanka have sometimes turned violent. You should avoid any political gatherings or rallies. See Political situation

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Most visits to Sri Lanka are trouble-free, but you should be aware of the risk of credit card fraud, road accidents, drownings and dengue fever which is transmitted by mosquito bites.

Sri Lanka can be affected by severe weather like tropical cyclones and monsoon rains. See Natural disasters

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

  Comments - 8

  • Sando Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:49 AM

    This is known as putting sand on head. Beating us the stick that we gave them. As the village saying goes of 'Cutting off the own nose to incur bad omen to an enemy'.

    Now the world seen this hasty act of some mad guys from a different angle: All bloody Sri Lankans are terrorists.Rest of the world will follow soon.

    Ruining the country image further and at the peak of holiday period.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:08 AM

    They apparently forgot to mention the risk of tourists getting raped and killed by elected members of the local government.

    Ammaa Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:35 AM

    Srilanka is paradise for government supporters

    sg Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:39 AM

    Sri Lankn welcome all UK citizens and they can traval all over the Island without any fear with mutual welcome of the Citizens of Sri Lanka. Because all of terrorists out pit already in under the UK and other European protection. Therefore, Sri Lanka more confidence place to visit, But those countries Including UK must take action against those output.

    gamini Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:44 AM

    Pizza delivery people are safe in Sri Lanka though.

    Kamal Raj Thursday, 17 April 2014 02:31 PM

    Just imagine what will happen if a UK politician Kills a Sri Lankan man and rape his girlfriend ??! We will ban British people for life , see how good the UK government talks about us .

    freking Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:40 AM


    GKA Friday, 18 April 2014 04:34 AM

    Wow, then the image about HELL is all wrong. It must be one of the most beautiful places, where ever it is.

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