Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka nosedive in May, June after bombings

FILE PHOTO: Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka fell sharply in May and June from a year ago, as visitors shunned the Indian Ocean island after the Easter Sunday attacks, the tourism bureau said on Wednesday. Foreign visitor arrivals in May fell 70.8% to 37,802 compared with 129,466 a year ago, the lowest level since […]

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