On the ground here the Government, no doubt spurred by reasonable reporting of previous failures, has acted swiftly. Numerous arrests have been made and the police and armed forces have been deployed in good numbers to restore confidence.
We entirely understand concerns around travel to Sri Lanka and appreciate that many will be guided by their own Government advice. We’d encourage you, though, to not rush to cancellation. There’s some self-interest in that suggestion of course but in it, too, a strong and considered belief that necessary steps are being taken, security is well in place, and the island – perhaps a little paradoxically – is safer now than ever.
Sri Lanka has been badly hurt – and we are heartbroken for those families that will feel huge pain for years to come – but it remains a stunningly beautiful, warm and uniquely welcoming country to visit. We very much hope to see you here.