A GENERAL election is to be held in Sri Lanka in 10 days' time, and the Foreign Office is warning of possible violence, particularly in larger towns, before and immediately after the voting.

'We cannot rule out the possibility of bombing activity,' the FO says. 'However, we believe the terrorists' targets remain military personnel and senior politicians.' Prospective visitors seeking the latest advice can ring the British High Commission in Colombo on 010 941 436336.