Sri Lanka

Vladimir Putin calls them ‘scum’ and ‘traitors’. Here’s what life is like for Russia’s new exiles

A week after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, Oleg Yakovlev opened a flight booking website, frantically looking for any way out of Moscow. The options were limited for him. Because of air space restrictions and strict visa conditions imposed after the war began, a Russian passport doesn’t grant people access to …

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Sri Lankan airlines issues Request for Proposal to lease of 21 aircrafts

State-run Sri Lankan Airlines has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to lease up to 21 aircraft by 2025 to support its business strategy as the airline is planning to grow its business in the next three years through frequency increases and new destinations are also getting added as international travel is in a trajectory …

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Reconsider travel to Sri Lanka: US cautions its citizens amid Sri Lankan economic crisis

Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since gaining independence from the UK in 1948 Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since gaining independence from the UK in 1948 The United States has advised its citizens against traveling to Sri Lanka, pointing to the fuel and medicine shortages, as well as the …

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sri lanka: Sri Lanka Crisis: Steep drop in travel bookings to Sri Lanka, say tour operators

It took a long while for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry to start recovering from the blow to its tourism industry after the 2019 Easter Bombings. While the easing of COVID-19 restrictions brought hope in 2022, the island nation is now battling an acute economic crisis. Akshay Marwah, a retail banker from Ghaziabad who returned from …

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Tourism in Sri Lanka: One step forward, two steps back | Business and Economy News

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Tourism in Sri Lanka just can’t seem to catch a break. Three years ago, the number of tourists was down 18 percent following the Easter Sunday bombings in April 2019. The coronavirus pandemic that followed in 2020 was particularly bad. Arrivals fell drastically and there were no signs of recovery until …

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