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Floods have no adverse impact on Tourism in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30th May 2017

The floods and landslides which caused damage to lives and properties in some parts of the country have spared the tourist areas of Sri Lanka.

The floods and landslides have affected only the interior parts of some districts of Sri Lanka. Key tourist areas patronized by foreigners, namely, the coastal belt of South, East and West, sacred city of Kandy, the cultural triangle and the commercial city of Colombo are not affected and easily accessible by road. Tourist hotels in the country are fully operational. Traveling is safe in Sri Lanka during this period but should be cautious if traveling to flood affected areas of the country.

Incessant rains during the past 48 hours across Sri Lanka have caused floods and landslides in some interior parts of Sri Lanka causing damage to lives and property. It has been reported that flood waters were receding in the worst affected districts of Ratnapura and Kalutara. Clean up operation is currently underway.

The government has deployed a large number of tri forces personnel and teams are currently involved in rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas and the teams are presently working in close coordination with the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and relevant District Secretariats of Sri Lanka.

The private organizations and the UN agencies are working closely with the government’s relief efforts of coordination and mobilization of resources.

Media Unit
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau. (SLTPB)
No: 80, Galle Road, Colombo 03. Sri Lanka.
Tel : 0112426900 (Ext.: 411)
Fax : 0112426981

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