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Sri Lanka Travel Warning

Issued by U.S. State Department

Oct 26, 2001

American citizens should be aware that Sri Lanka may be entering a period of increased civil unrest and mass political demonstrations. On October 10, the President of Sri Lanka dissolved Parliament, and elections have been scheduled for December 5. Election related violence between supporters of various political parties has been common in the past and has historically continued for a period after elections.

In addition to the information provided in this Announcement, U.S. citizens contemplating travel to Sri Lanka should also review the Department's Travel Warning for Sri Lanka dated July 24, 2001 and its latest Consular Information Sheet on Sri Lanka (also posted on expatexchange.com). Americans living in or visiting Sri Lanka are encouraged to register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka and to obtain updated information on travel and security within Sri Lanka. The U.S. Embassy is located at 210 Galle Road in Colombo, telephone (94)(1)447-355; fax (94)(1)437-345. U.S. citizens may also register by e-mail at

This Public Announcement supplements the Travel Warning for Sri Lanka, and it expires on January 22, 2002.

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