UK has updated their Travel Advisory on 12 September 2013. How far would you (travelers who have visited SL) consider it true and relevant? Curious to know your sentiments.
Still current at: 17 September 2013
Updated: 12 September 2013
Latest update: Summary - Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 11-17 November
You need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. See Visas.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is scheduled to take place in Colombo during the week of 11-17 November 2013. Commonwealth events are also scheduled to take place in Hambantota and Hikkaduwa. There may be high levels of travel disruption around that time, like frequent road closures, high security at airports and difficulties in booking hotel rooms.
Foreign nationals, with the exception of media crews, no longer need permission from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence before travelling to the northern districts of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaittivu and Vavuniya. Military activities are ongoing and you should obey orders from the security forces and signs warning of the danger from land-mines. See Local travel - North.
Political rallies in Sri Lanka have sometimes turned violent. You should avoid any political gatherings or rallies. See Political situation.
There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.
Most visits to Sri Lanka are trouble-free, but you should be aware of the risk of credit card fraud, road accidents and drownings.
Sri Lanka can be affected by severe weather like tropical cyclones and monsoon rains. See Natural disasters.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.