Terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka cannot be ruled out, the British Foreign and Commonwealth office said in an updated travel advise on Sri Lanka.
The advise on Sri Lanka was updated following a review of the way in which the UK Government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories.
- You should be vigilant.
- Avoid military areas and High Security Zones.
- Always carry formal photographic identification with you.
- Stop and show your ID when asked to do so.
The Sri Lankan Prevention of Terrorism Act permits prolonged detention without charge or trial. If you’re detained, you should ask the authorities to contact the British High Commission,” the Foreign and Commonwealth office said.
There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. (Colombo Gazette)