US citizens in Sri Lanka advised on possible political violence

IMMIGRATIONThe United States has issued a security warning to its citizens living or traveling in Sri Lanka on possible election- related violence ahead of the parliamentary election.

US citizens were also advised to monitor local media and avoid political rallies and Demonstrations saying that even peaceful rallies and demonstrations may turn violent.

“We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens living or traveling in Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency,” the message said.