UK WARNS OVER TRAVEL TO SRI LANKA

In News 2019-04-25 18:29:12
UK WARNS OVER TRAVEL TO SRI LANKA
UK WARNS OVER TRAVEL TO SRI LANKA

Following the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 350 people, the UK has advised against all but essential travels to Sri Lanka.

 

The Foreign Office said terrorists are very likely to try to carry out indiscriminate attacks there, incliuding places visited by foreigners.

 

In Sunday’s attack which saw more than 500 people injured, eight Brits were among those killed, prompting  the UK to issue the advice.

 

Sri lankan Police still are on the hunt for seven more suspects despite having made more than 70 arrests in connection with the attacks.

 

Authorities in Sri Lanka blame a local islamist extremist group- who have claimed responsibility for the attack without provision of any evidence- but still reckon the bombers were aided from the outside.

 

The Foreign Office in its advice to Britons in Sri Lanka urged them to “remain vigilant and keep a low profile, while also avoiding crowded public places, large gatherings and any demonstrations”.