Sandy beaches, wildlife, welcoming people, and others are factors of attraction in Sri Lanka, making it a distinctive Asian tourist destination.
But, recent events, such as the bombings that followed churches and hotels in Negombo, Batticaloa, and Colombo have caused bad reactions to the economy, especially “Tourism” many flights and Organized tours have been canceled. That makes people wonder!
Is Sri Lanka safe for Travelers Now? and where to go?
Earlier, (in April 2019 after attacks) Sri Lankan police imposed a curfew throughout the country and the authorities declared emergency regulations:
-police and soldiers have been increased to control and enforce security in disturbed areas and to arrest suspects and those involved.
-prohibiting wearing clothes, or objects that hide the face in a way that prevents the identity of wearers.
-Facebook and WhatsApp were banned for security reasons.
-The entry and exit of the country are going through particularly strict measures at airports and cities exits…
Safety and security are the highest priorities for each person, And its normal no one wants to be harmed Or feeling insecure.
So, The Sri Lankan authorities have confirmed that passengers with a passport and a valid flight ticket (including electronic ticket) can travel freely inside the country. Also, The curfew was lifted following the arrest of all those involved and the seizure of a large number of explosives, supplies, and weapons… Now life is back to Normal!
Back in history, Sri Lanka experienced a two-decade civil war from 1983 to 2009. Since that time, the government has initiated significant public investments. For the reconstruction and raise the economic marginalization of some regions, Also in addition to the development and raising the profitability of small and medium enterprises, engaged in the agricultural sector and tourism.
In awareness of its history, of its Asian Culture and of it’s a tropical climate that characterizes the country, the government has encouraged private investments through important tax facilities, which in turn has attracted Local and foreign investors. (The sector has experienced remarkable development, especially in terms of infrastructure).
The government has also taken care of the transport sector. In 2013, the number of airports reached 19 (3 of them international airports), built 1,500 kilometers of railways, and about 115,000 km of roads along with the country.
Although the country suffers from the structural indebtedness of its economy, due to the weakness of fiscal policy and the weight of the public office, the high growth rates achieved by the economy contributed to reducing the deficit.
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