Colombo, June 14 (newsin.asia) – The UK in its latest foreign travel advice for Sri Lanka, said Wednesday terrorist attacks in the island country cannot be ruled out.
In its latest foreign travel advice, it said attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.
“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 UK Foreign Travel Advice 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. You should be vigilant at this time.”
It further said most visits to Sri Lanka are trouble-free. However, it cautioned of the risk of sexual assault, spiked drinks, road accidents, drowning due to dangerous tides and credit card fraud in the island country.
The UK Foreign Office also cautioned its travelers from a risk of dengue fever in Sri Lanka.