When you visit a foreign country you are subject to its laws. Please note that many areas of Sri Lankan and Maldivian law are significantly different from those in the
If you are arrested, you should ask the authorities to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. Although the Embassy cannot get you out of jail, Consular Officers can work to protect your legitimate interests and ensure that you are not discriminated against. Consular officers can also provide a list of local attorneys (366 Kb, pdf), visit you, and contact your family and friends.
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