Our thoughts are with the Sri Lankan people after heavy rainfall in recent days caused widespread flooding and landslides, loss of life and damage to homes. 

The Australian Government stands ready to provide any assistance that our Sri Lankan friends may require in responding to this disaster.

Any Australians intending to remain in or visit the region should heed the advice of local authorities and stay informed of local conditions.

Australia’s travel advice for Sri Lanka has been updated and any Australians travelling to Sri Lanka should also ensure they are registered on smartraveller.gov.au and monitor travel advice to the region.

Media enquiries

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