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Dangers & Annoyances

With the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka does not present any extraordinary concerns about safe travel.

  • Travellers with Buddha tattoos or images of the deity on clothing have been denied entry into the country or arrested and deported.
  • Also show respect to any statue or other representation of Buddha.

Government Travel Advice

Government advisories are often so general that they seem intended to provide bureaucratic cover for the government should trouble occur. However, the following sites also have useful tips: