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UK travel advisory altered but continues to warn of terror attacks

The United Kingdom's travel advisory to Sri Lanka was downgraded but the High Commission continued to warn of the possibility of further terror attacks as 'very likely'. 

"The UK is no longer advising British travelers and tourists against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka," the High Commission said in a statement today. 

"We have kept our travel advice under constant review since the Easter Sunday attacks, engaging closely with the Sri Lankan government, the tourism industry and the police. We now assess that the risk to British people in Sri Lanka has reduced enough for us to make this change. However, no foreign travel can ever be guaranteed as safe, and our new travel advice reflects our assessment tat terrorists are very likely to attempt to carry out further attacks in Sri Lanka."

Following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks, the UK alongside severeal other countries including the United States and India, increased its travel advice, warning against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka.