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Are there personal security concerns to be aware of at this post? Please describe.

Some people report being harassed by tuk-tuk drivers or passers by. Sri Lankans stare. They don't mean anything by it most of the time. They are generally very warm and welcoming. They love babies and love to touch them. - Sep 28, 2017
Petty crime, some home burgleries, although most homes have alarms which should be used. - Mar 20, 2017
Not really. It's much safer since the civil war ended in 2009. - Sep 28, 2013
Not since the war ended. All checkpoints are now down. - Sep 23, 2012
The civil war just ended in May 2009, there are still armed military checkpoints throughout the city; and very heavy security near Temple Trees on Galle Road. - Dec 7, 2011
Not really, feels very safe. You can live anywhere in the city or the suburbs. Also safe to be out at night. - Feb 8, 2010
Random bus and train bombings. Sri Lankan military and political targets are hit by claymores and roadside IED's. Westerners are relatively safe if they avoid political and military target. - Sep 7, 2008
Yes, there is decades old conflict with bombs going off in Colombo and elsewhere. They are not targetted at foreigners though, who should still avoid public transport where most of the blasts have occurred. - Feb 26, 2008