The Government of Sri Lanka has imposed a state of emergency for 10 days effective from 6 March 2018. Security forces have been deployed to maintain law and order. In view of media reports of communal clashes in Kandy, Singaporeans are advised to defer all non-essential travels to Kandy until the situation stabilises.
If you are already in Kandy, Sri Lanka, you are advised to exercise vigilance and take all necessary precautions for your personal safety, monitor the news closely and heed the instructions of the local authorities. You should avoid protests and large public gatherings. You should also purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
Singaporeans are strongly encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ and to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. Those in need of consular assistance may contact the Singapore Honorary Consulate General in Colombo or Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:
Honorary Consul General in Colombo
c/o Nawaloka Holdings (Pvt) Ltd
No. 73 Sir James Peiris Mawatha
Colombo 02, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 11 5577111
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Telephone: +65 6379 8800 / 8855
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
7 MARCH 2018