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LTTE defeat: Lanka to lift travel alerts

LTTE defeat: Lanka to lift travel alerts
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First Published: Thu, Jun 25 2009. 10 51 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Jun 25 2009. 10 51 PM IST
Colombo: Sri Lanka is lifting travel alerts for the country after the defeat of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as it wants to attract tourists to the South Asian island, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
“We have ended the need for travel advisories that crippled tourism,” Rajapaksa said. “With terrorism defeated after three decades, our people can now travel freely. Tourists should have no fear to visit our attractions.”
Sri Lanka’s army defeated the last Tamil Tiger forces a month ago, ending their 26-year fight for a separate homeland in the country’s north and east.
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First Published: Thu, Jun 25 2009. 10 51 PM IST