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Consular travel advice - Sri Lanka



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DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

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D21 11 May 1995

CONSULAR TRAVEL ADVICE - SRI LANKA

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its travel advice for Sri Lanka issued on 16 FebruaryT9$5 anciadvises that there has been a recent resumption of hostilities, particularly in the northern and eastern provinces of the country. A state of emergency is in force in these provinces, and travel there should be avoided.

The state of emergency is also in force in the greater Colombo district. Road blocks and other government security measures are likely to be encountered and should be treated with appropriate caution.

Australians are advised to exercise due care when travelling in Sri Lanka and to register their presence with the Australian High Commission, 3 Cambridge Place, Colombo 7 (Telephone 698767) which is able to provide advice on current developments.