No-Fly Zone

Britain has issued a travel advisory to Sri Lanka and the up-coming tour of the English cricket team put off as the country slipped further into political chaos.rnrn

rnThe warning to avoid travelling to the country follows the Presidents sacking of three key Ministers on Tuesday, and the taking over of the portfolios of Defence, Interior and Mediarn

rnA top-level industry taskforce with Ministry and Industry officials is already meeting to monitor developments and map out a salvage plan should the crisis worsen.rn

rnTourism is entering the peak winter season, with a record half a million tourists expected this year from mostly India.rn

rnThe latest travel warning follows Tourism ministry statements earlier today that tourism related events would continue as planned. rn

rnldblquote There have been no cancellations of tours or conferences as yet, and we have heard that some Embassies are keeping their countries aware of new developments. We are watching the situation
dblquote , Tourism Ministr