Sri Lanka2024-03-20T09:54:12-04:00

Sri Lanka Security Services

Sri Lanka Secure Transportation and Executive Protection

ETS Risk Management has extensive capability in Sri Lanka and can provide clients with a range of security services within the region. All our personal security is provided by qualified and experienced local security drivers and executive protection personnel with extensive working knowledge of the local environment.

ETS has a range of non-armored SUVs, and experienced vetted security drivers to suit the client’s requirement. Our Executive Protection team have multiple years’ experience working in the Security Industry in Sri Lanka and will always remain flexible to changing situations and adapt accordingly.


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Airport Transfers in Colombo

ETS facilitates secure airport transfers in Colombo with local security trained drivers. We provide transfers for Fortune 10, 50, 100 and 500 Companies to support business travel itineraries in Sri Lanka. Our drivers can be accompanied by executive protection officers to provide low-profile meet and greet services at the airport or accommodation.

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Sri Lanka Security Overview

Sri Lanka has a reasonable risk of low-level crime and foreign travelers can become vulnerable.  Theft and pickpocketing are common in densely populated areas, including known tourist hotspots and hotels.  Criminals are likely to target individuals who are unaware of their surroundings or have valuables such as smartphones, purses or other electronic devices on display.  Violent crime and armed robbery cannot be ruled out.

In 2019, Colombo was the target of an IS terrorist attack which caused significant damage to the region.  This was believed to be a coordinated attack with the use of suicide bombers and resulted in mass casualties at several places of worship and luxury hotels.  The attacks appeared to be well-planned with the intent to cause maximum damage within the Christian and tourism community.  Most visits to the region have been unaffected by terrorism, however foreign visitors should remain cautious to the risk.

Driving in Sri Lanka can be challenging if unfamiliar with the environment and local driving style.  Many drivers use excessive speed, with aggressive or reckless behavior when traveling on major roads, and overuse of horns is common.  Road conditions are considered poor in relation to western standards and the region lacks suitable infrastructure.

If we can help with any of the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

FAQ’s for Secure Travel to Sri Lanka

Is business travel safe in Sri Lanka?2024-04-09T06:02:28-04:00

Sri Lanka is safe to travel for business provided you plan your trip carefully. Sri Lanka has a considerable risk of terrorism and also issues with crime. Although acts of criminal violence are rare, they do happen with little warning.

Speak with a security professional for information on the current security situation and recommendations for your travel itinerary.

Can Security be armed in Sri Lanka?2024-03-30T00:56:52-04:00
Security cannot be armed, only the police and security services are legally allowed to carry firearms
Can armored vehicles legally be utilized in Sri Lanka?2024-04-09T05:59:20-04:00

It can be very difficult to locate armored vehicles in Sri Lanka and because of this they can be very expensive to hire. Most travelers prefer to use soft skinned executive sedans and SUV’s.

Is there a risk of terrorism in Sri Lanka?2024-03-30T00:54:54-04:00

Yes, there is a high risk of terrorism in Sri Lanka. Terrorist groups have the capability to conduct sophisticated, simultaneous attacks and foreign travelers are vulnerable.  The last significant incident resulted in the deaths of more than 250 people including foreign travelers.  As a result of this attack, security in Sri Lanka has increased; however future attacks cannot be ruled out.

Speak to a security professional for information on the current situations and guidance for safe travel in Sri Lanka.

Is it safe to travel in Colombo?2024-03-30T00:49:34-04:00

Travelers need to be very aware of their surroundings when traveling in Colombo. The city does have certain risks, whether that be criminal, or terrorist related. Roads are congested with heavy traffic and driving can be erratic. However, with a good security plan and secure transportation the risks can be significantly reduced.

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