Sri Lanka issues travel warning on flood hit Thailand

The ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is seen during a press conference after a special parliamentary session at the Parliamentary complex, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 14 November 2018. Following a stay order issued by the Sri Lankan Supreme Court effective till 07 December 2018, Sri Lankan Parliament was reconvened on 14. Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday (Nov 13) overruled President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of Parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Oct 31, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lankans should avoid all but ‘extremely essential’ travel to Thailand’s capital Bangkok as floods worsened, the island’s foreign ministry said. “[U]unless it is extremely essential, Sri Lankans are advised to temporarily postpone their travel to Bangkok until such time the situation improves,” a foreign ministry statement said.

Parts of Bangkok is already under water and waters are still rising and Thailand’s tourism ministry has asked travellers to change their plans and those already in Bangkok to move to safer provinces.

Updates are available on the Thai foreign ministry website. www.mfa.go.th or the country’s flood relief operations centre at +66 (0) 25043248-51 or Fax +66 (0) 25043252.

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok can be reached through +66 (0) 22611934, the ministry said.

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