The Sri Lankan Government yesterday expressed fear that more countries would take up a ‘copy cat’ attitude and issue adverse travel advisories which puts the country in poor light, following a damning note from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth office in London on Sri Lanka, a senior official of the SL External Affairs Ministry (EAM) said yesterday. “The foreign missions will be told to brief their respective governments accordingly, as it was now safe to travel to any part of the country with all previous restrictions removed,” Lankan minister Mr. Amunugama said to the Colombo weekly “What is feared most at present, following this travel advisory is that, other nations may come up with copy cat notes, thereby damaging the image of the country and the tourism industry,” he said. The UK travel advisory put out on August 14, was updated on Thursday (23), sans any amendments, despite talks between EA Minister G.L. Peiris and British High Commissioner in Colombo, John Rankin on Monday (20).  ]]>

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