further on this topic, I've read some of the threads about Sri Lanka on this page. I'm just about to go to Sri Lanka on 30 December for two weeks, and I will go the a place called Weligama in the South. I'm arriving in the middle of the night, but will be picked up and driven to Weligama.
Various governments advise different things. German and Australian goverments say to avoid all tourist travel and especially not to travel at night, to stay away from airports,train stations etc., and generally say that there is a high risk of terrorist attacks, even in the South or West.
Could anyone please give me their opinion on how the situation really is there at the moment? Maybe you live there or have been there just recently. I'd really appreciate it, as I am getting a bit nervous about it all!