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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2681

British High Commission launches consular road show

Colombo, 20 March ( Acting British High Commissioner Lesley Craig yesterday launched the British High Commission Consular Road Show.

According to the British High Commission press release, “It is a chance for Consular staff and those working in the tourism and hospitality industries in Sri Lanka to discuss the role of the British High Commission in assisting British nationals.”

Press release revealed that each year the British High Commission assists British nationals who experience problems in Sri Lanka such as illness or injury, crime, or lost money and documents. It further added that the Consular Road Show will also explain how British travel advice is written and the role it plays in protecting British nationals.

Speaking at the event Ms Craig said,

“Protecting British nationals is at the forefront of the British government’s activity overseas. In Sri Lanka, our job is made easier because of the excellent partnerships we have with the local travel industry. We hope that this Consular Road Show will help us continue to develop those partnerships.

“As well as practical assistance, we offer British nationals information and guidance, including through our travel advice.

The British government publishes travel advice for every country in the world to help the British nationals, who take over 60 million foreign trips a year, stay safe while travelling. Travel advice is non-political. It is up-dated regularly to reflect changes in the situation.

“We hope that it will help British nationals visiting the cultural triangle, hill country, Colombo or the southern beaches of Sri Lanka to have a safe and enjoyable time, while making clear that they should not travel to the north and east of the country.”

The British High Commission press release also revealed , ‘The Road Show will also be held in Kandy and Galle later in the week.’

- Asian Tribune -

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