Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:12
UK issues new travel advisory on Sri Lanka.
Britain has updated its travel advisory after the Sri Lankan Government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals 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.
Most visits to Sri Lanka are trouble-free, but advised British Nationals to be aware of the risk of credit card fraud, road accidents, drownings and dengue fever which is transmitted by mosquito bites.