Good News from Sri Lanka
The political unrest from previous months has taken a complete turnaround after the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksha.
The island-wide protests have almost come to an end and you can find a peaceful environment everywhere in the country with people getting on with their normal day-to-day life.
The recent shipments of gas and oil have facilitated the public pressure on essential goods to a greater extent.
A new President (Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe) was sworn in on 21st July and will further strengthen the political stability in the country.
Tourism is a key driver of the Sri Lankan economy and supports an incredible value chain which over 10% of the population of Sri Lanka rely on. Being hospitable to foreigners is how many Sri Lankan make a living. There has been a welcome pickup in bookings now the country is returning to peace.
Last week, the Minister of Tourism, Harin Fernando, met British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Sarah Hulton, in Colombo and briefed her on the current Sri Lankan political crisis and also on some of the adverse travel advisories against Sri Lanka.
With all these new developments, we are confident that all foreign visitors to Sri Lanka will well be taken care of without any interruptions or inconveniences to their plans, despite the ongoing economic crisis on the island.