Government is taking all measures to enable tourists to return to Sri Lanka - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said it is an honor for the country to remain as world famous Lonely Planet's number one destination in the world to visit in 2019 despite the Easter Sunday attacks and thanked all stakeholders in the tourism industry who have worked hard to regain that honor. In a special statement, the Prime Minister pointed out that the Government will extend its fullest co-operation and support to the tourism industry. "Earlier this year, Lonely Planet, a well-known travel magazine, said Sri Lanka is the best destination in the world. But after the Easter Sunday attack, tourists visiting Sri Lanka fled the country and everyone thought that our country would lose the place that Lonely Planet gave Sri Lanka in the travel industry. But last week, Lonely Planet magazine reaffirmed that Sri Lanka is still a must-visit destination in spite of problems. It is a reason to be proud................

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