Sri Lankan Unrest Bad For Tourism
Recently BBC World news has been keeping us updated on attacks and retaliations between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). We feel very lucky to have been there just after peace talks were considered to be going well in the beginning of March. We had no concerns of safety and made some friends in the country that depend on a steady flow of tourists.
The news we hear now makes us feel sad for them and the industry in that country. Unlike the attacks in Egypt, neither side seems to want to target tourists because the country's economy depends on the income.
However, tourists will, of course, shy away from travel to this beautiful country because of the news, and I don't blame them. It is just a sad situation for all parties that doesn't seem to be ending soon.