Joint Statement from the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators on Current Situation in the Tourism Industry in Sri Lanka

The change in the political leadership in Sri Lanka has resulted in parliament being prorogued until next week resulting in isolated demonstrations in the capital Colombo. The free movement of people – tourists and locals alike continues with no disruption to day to day life. Hotels are busy and looking forward to the high season. There is no risk to travellers who we continue to welcome to Sri Lanka. Lonely Planet recently recognised Sri Lanka as the top destination to visit for 2019 and we expect a very successful year and busy winter season.