Colombo, April 20 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Law and Order Minister, Ranjitha Madduma Bandara, on Friday said that additional police posts would be set up in all tourist hot spots across the island after a it was shed to light that a group of tourists were sexually assaulted in Mirissa, in Southern Sri Lanka, recently.
Bandara told journalists that while police posts existed in some tourist areas, such posts would be increased and an additional police force would also be deployed on ground for the safety of tourists.
Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said police would also patrol the beaches and if any tourist faced harassment, severe action would be taken immediately.
“Sri Lanka is a popular tourist destination and we will not let a few incidents bring a bad name to our tourism sector. We want to assure the tourists that Sri Lanka is a safe destination,” Amaratunga said.