Australia relaxes travel warning for North
The Australian Foreign Affairs Department has relaxed its travel
warning for northern Sri Lanka only days after Australia deported an
asylum seeker to the country.
Australia's official travel advice had warned people ''do not
travel'' to the former LTTE strongholds around Jaffna on the island's
''We no longer advice against travel to the Northern province of Sri
Lanka.'' The travel advice draws on information including intelligence
assessments and is said to be under constant review. A Foreign Affairs
spokesman said the new travel advice on the Northern Province was
consistent with the level of consular partners.
Sydney Morning Herald