The tourism industry is working with the local authorities to ensure that the tourists visiting the Kandy area face minimal inconvenience, the state’s tourism office said.
“The Sri Lanka Tourism is currently working with all industry stakeholders to ensure that the recent developments in the Kandy District cause minimal inconvenience to tourists and travellers,” the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said.
Tourism and travel industry members, in collaboration with the local police authorities are issuing passes for the tourists who choose to move out of the Kandy administrative district, the SLTDA said.
It stressed that the situation has no impact whatsoever on other parts of the country and that civil society members and religious leaders are working together to calm down tensions in the areas where violence had flared up.
The US, UK and Australia issued travel advisories on Sri Lanka, this week.
The SLTDA has opened a new web page (www.sltda.lk/emergency) to keep the industry informed of the latest developments.
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