Parliamentary elections will be held Dec. 5 after the president dissolved Parliament Oct. 10. Historically, election campaigns in Sri Lanka and the immediate aftermath have been plagued by violence. Avoid any large gatherings, especially campaign rallies or other demonstrations. Travel to the north and east should be avoided because of ongoing civil war with the Tamil Tigers, but most of the rest of the country outside the capital has seen little trouble, and there are few visitors since the July 24 guerrilla attack on Colombo’s international airport.