U.K relaxes Sri Lanka travel advice issued after 'Easter Sunday' terror attacks

Britain relaxed its travel advice for its nationals planning to visit Sri Lanka after the deadly 'Easter Sunday' terror attacks claimed 258 lives, including that of 44 foreigners.

After a series of bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels on April 21, the U.K Foreign Office warned people against all but essential travel to the island nation.

Countries like India and China have also relaxed their travel advice to their nationals following an appeal from the Sri Lankan leadership and improvement in the security situation in the country.

But following a reassessment of the threat, the FCO has removed that warning from its travel advice.

Over 250,000 Britons visited Sri Lanka last year, making the U.K the third-highest source of tourism after India and China.

It now contains specific warnings about travel there - saying terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks, including in places foreigners visit.

It also says outbreaks of mob violence, such as those that followed the Easter attacks, could happen again with little or no warning.