Dubai: Kishu Gomez, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority assured the global community that Srilanka is safe for tourists and they are looking forward to welcoming more travelers in the coming season. He numbered the strong measures that Srilanka government took to ensure the safety and well being of tourists. Speaking at the Arabian Travel Mart 2019, the Srilanka Tourism appealed the global community for the support.
“We are here at ATM because Sri Lanka Tourism are the custodians of the industry that supports a majority of Sri Lankan families both directly and indirectly. We must forge forward through our profound sadness and despair because millions of our fellow countrymen are depending on us for their daily livelihood. Sri Lanka has paid a heavy price for our freedom and peace of mind we treasure andare now so tragically deprived of; as we mourn, we must move forward” – Kishu Gomez said.
Srilanka police, tourism police along with the full force of the national Tri forces have jointly implemented comprehensive new security protocols to ensure their safety across the island including all important tourist sites to the world that the safety of every Sri Lankan and tourist is now the governments highest priority.
Srilanka tourism also informed that all tourism centres and services are fully operational and not effected by the recent terrorist attack. “All tourist attractions and hotels are open and operational. Security forces are deployed all over the island and extra precautions are being taken for important tourist sites. A new safety briefing has also been issued to hotel operators. All the popular beaches in the South of Sri Lanka, the Cultural Triangle, Galle Heritage City, Trincomalee, Pasikuda, Arugambay, Jaffna in the North, and all Wildlife parks are all operational and unaffected by the terror attacks” – said the Srilanka tourism authority in Press Release.