Tourists in droves are leaving Sri Lanka, where there has been a series of attacks. The temple of the Tooth in Kandy and other main attractions of the country are still closed to the public.
According to the head of the Bureau for the development of tourism in Sri Lanka Kishu Gomes, “the exact number leaving the island of foreigners is not known, but the account is probably in the thousands”. In this regard, members of the Cabinet of Ministers of island States held a meeting with representatives of the hotel business, which considered measures to strengthen security in tourist areas of the country.
In turn, the Chairman of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka indrajit Coomaraswamy noted that “tourism will suffer serious damage, although the impact is yet to be assessed”.
The temple of the Tooth in Kandy and other main attractions of the country are still closed to the public. According to Bloomberg, revenues from tourism in Sri Lanka is 5% of GDP.
According to the latest death toll in the blasts had reached 290 people, 500 injured.