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* Sri Lanka issues travel advisory on Iraq
Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 07:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 26, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today warned its citizens planning to travel to Iraq about the deteriorating situation in that country and advised to exercise extreme caution.

"In view of the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, Sri Lankan nationals are strongly advised to exercise extreme caution in travelling to Iraq, until further notice," the Ministry of External Affairs External said in a release.

The Ministry of External Affairs urged all Sri Lankans who are currently in Iraq to remain in contact with the Sri Lankan Embassy in Baghdad for necessary advice and updated information on the evolving security situation.

The Embassy in Baghdad can be contacted by telephone at 9647704847458 or by e-mail at

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