The US has issued a Level 2 Travel Advisory to American citizens travelling to Sri Lanka to exercise increased caution due to possible attacks following the Easter Sunday occurrences.

The US State Department said: “Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Sri Lanka. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets or shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports and other public areas.”

The advisory encouraged travellers to Sri Lanka to be aware of their surroundings and follow the instructions of local authorities, monitor local media for news events and adjust their plans accordingly.