Tourists walk along a beach in eastern Sri Lanka. Photo: AFP
Tourists walk along a beach in eastern Sri Lanka. Photo: AFP
Sri Lanka

Can Sri Lanka tourism recover from ‘triple whammy’ of terrorism, Covid-19 and economic crisis?

  • The Easter Sunday bombings and the pandemic lashed the sector from 2019-2021. Now, unrest arising from economic duress has further hurt tourism
  • Hotels are facing mass cancellations, smaller operators like homestays have seen ‘almost a 100 per cent loss in income’, and workers are shunning an industry increasingly seen as ‘volatile’

Tourists walk along a beach in eastern Sri Lanka. Photo: AFP
Tourists walk along a beach in eastern Sri Lanka. Photo: AFP
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