US relaxes travel advise on Sri Lanka

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The United States has relaxed the travel advise on Sri Lanka issued after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

The US Embassy in Colombo said that the travel advisory level for has moved from 3 to 2.

The US State Department lifted the ordered departure status of family members of U.S. government employees under the age of 18 as well as the authorized departure status of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members.

The US State Department however said that terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, hospitals, and other public areas.

The US Government said it has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Sri Lanka due to the security environment.

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