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US cancels travel warning; Lanka welcomes the move

[PTI, Friday, 28 May 2010 08:50 No Comment]

2010_2$img15_Feb_2010_IND15161B-ll Citing improvement in security situation in Sri Lanka after the defeat of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) last year, the US has announced lifting of its travel advisory for the island nation.

Sri Lankan Ambassador to the US Jaliya Wickramasuriya welcomed the decision.

"The Travel Warning issued for Sri Lanka on November 19, 2009 has been cancelled, effective May 26, 2010," the State Department said in a statement.

"Department of State has cancelled the Travel Warning for Sri Lanka due to improvements in safety and security conditions throughout the country," the brief statement said.

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