On 26 October 2018 the President of Sri Lanka sought to dismiss the Prime Minister, leading to a period of political instability. There have been political demonstrations in Colombo, which are likely to continue and may happen at short notice. Exercise vigilance and avoid all demonstrations or large political gatherings.
Island off the southeast coast of India, formerly known as Ceylon.
Capital: Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte; Colombo (commercial capital).
Sinhala and Tamil (official), English
Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim
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