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UK lifts Travel Advisory to the North

Jul 30, 2010 10:49:23 AM - itnnews.lk

The United Kingdom has removed the Travel Advisory to the North. The British High Commission updated the UK Government’s travel advice.

It has removed the advise against travel to the four Northern province Districts of Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Mannar and Vavuniya. The change in the advice follows a security assessment carried out by a British High Commission delegation, led by Deputy High Commissioner Mark Gooding, which visited the Northern Provinces in June. Commenting on the changes British High Commissioner, Dr Peter Hayes said this latest change means they no longer advise against travel to any part of Sri Lanka. Britons wishing to travel to the North should be aware that there remains a risk from mines and unexploded ordinance and they need to obtain permission from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence before they travel. He said he encouraged all British nationals wishing to travel to Sri Lanka to read their full travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk