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Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives with flowers to receive blessings at the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday 4 April 2018. On wednesday (4), Wickremesinghe survived a no-confidence motion in the Sri Lankan parliament with a 46 vote majority after a 12-hour debate with 122 MPs voted in his support while 76 MPs voting to remove the prime minister. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Sept 15, 2009 (LBO) – A travel advisory on Sri Lanka has been further relaxed with a reduced level of terrorist threat, in the island, the British High Commission in Colombo said. The UK relaxed its travel advisory to parts of the Eastern province after Tamil Tiger separatists were defeated in May, though British travelers are still warned off the island’s north. “We have relaxed our advice such that we are now informing travellers that there is now a general (as opposed to high) threat from terrorism which means that there is some level of known terrorist activity in-country,” the High Commission quoted acting High Commissioner Mark Good as saying.

“This latest change is a sensible precautionary measure that reflects the latest available information and is intended to help UK nationals make informed decisions on whether to travel to Sri Lanka.”