After the tragedy, Sri Lankan tourism braces for impact
25 April 2019 | 5:22 am
More than 350 people lost their lives in terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday. The attacks struck at the heart of the country's vibrant tourism industry, a sector of importance to the country’s fragile economy.
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