Due to recent civil unrest in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka, all social media has been filtered and effectively switched off from normal use. This has effected the 22 million population, but has also effected thousands of holidaymakers and travellers who are currently in the country and are unaware of the situation.

Fortunately though if you have a VPN installed on your laptop, tablet or smart phone, these restrictions will disappear. When you have a VPN running your internet traffic will pass via a secure server located in either Europe or North America, so that your IP address will show up as non Sri Lankan. Best of all when you are doing this, your internet traffic is totally anonymous.

The added bonus to using a VPN is that you will also be able to unblock and access all British and American TV services wherever you are in teh world. So you will be able to watch TV apps such as BBC iPlayer when in Sri Lanka.

We recommend VPN01 as it is one of the fastest VPN providers and unblocks all UK & US TV apps anywhere. It is also unlimited data, so no worries on how long you are connected (unlike TunnelBear). You can get a 30 days free trial account by visiting https://www.vpn01.com/free30days