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Sri Lanka tourism not affected by devastating floods

Staff Writer | May 31, 2017
Sri Lanka's tourism minister said on Tuesday that despite the devastating floods and landslides which hit the country this week, it is safe for tourists to arrive as waters are receding.
Sri Lanka tourism
Tourism   Minister John Amaratunga:
Minister John Amaratunga, addressing a media briefing, said that after obtaining all the details from the Hotels Association, it came to light that no tourists had been affected by the disaster and neither were any hotels damaged.

During the present floods and landslides, key tourist areas visited by foreigners, namely the coastal belt of the south, east and west, the sacred city of Kandy in the Central Hills, the cultural triangle and the commercial city of Colombo were not affected and easily accessible by road.

He said that Sri Lanka had received some cancellations, but things were now returning to normal as there was no threats of further flooding.

"The storm has now moved away, so things are getting back to normal. Relief is also pouring in from other countries. Tourists can visit Sri Lanka without any fear," Amaratunga said.