Sri Lankan tourism dented by image put out from aid agencies

David Hägerbro, Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Efforts by relief agencies to raise funds to help rebuild Sri Lanka’s tsunami-battered coastlines by projecting images of massive destruction have backfired on the island’s tourism industry. Efforts by relief agencies to raise funds to help rebuild Sri Lanka’s tsunami-battered coastlines by projecting images of massive destruction have backfired on the island’s tourism industry.


Tourists
examine souvenirs at a shop in Colombo. Efforts by relief agencies to raise
funds to help rebuild Sri Lanka’s tsunami-battered coastlines by projecting
images of massive destruction have backfired on the island’s tourism
industry. AFP PHOTO/Lakruwan Wanniarachch

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