Ukraine war threatens tourism revival and tea exports in Sri Lanka

Tourists started to trickle back to Sri Lanka last October, as the island eased quarantine requirements and flights resumed. ST PHOTO: ROHINI MOHAN
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GALLE (Sri Lanka) - The Russian invasion of Ukraine will deliver yet another painful blow to Sri Lanka's vital tourism sector, already decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic, which followed a massive terrorist strike on the island.

The Russian assault on Ukraine led to mass cancellations of tourist bookings from the two countries that counted for a quarter of arrivals to Sri Lanka since October.

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