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Travellers with holidays booked to Sri Lanka have been advised by the Foreign Office (FCO) to cancel their plans in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 350 people, including eight Britons.

The FCO changed its stance on Thursday afternoon, issuing a statement from Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt that read: “I have decided to update the travel advice to British nationals to Sri Lanka to advise against all but essential travel. 

“Our hope is that it will be possible to change this when the current security operation has concluded. We all hope the situation will return to normal very soon, and that the Sri Lankan tourism industry is able to get back on its feet following the…

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