The decision to extend the state of emergency for a month in the parliament has further affected the tourism business which is expected to bring the necessary foreign exchange to Sri Lanka.
In the background that several countries have already imposed travel bans on Sri Lanka, there is doubt that other countries will take such decisions.
Foreign arrivals to the country will continue to decline in the coming weeks and months. So Sri Lanka cannot promote or sell a destination when a state of emergency is imposed. This is a well-known fact. Going forward it will affect the country more.
Yesterday evening, the Parliament voted to continue the implementation of the Emergency Law, with 120 votes in favour and 63 votes against. The Sri Lanka Tourism Domestic Tour Operators Association (SLAITO) also said that the decision will adversely affect tourist arrivals.