By Tharushi Weerasinghe
Sri Lanka’s tourism sector is heaving a sigh of relief as the ongoing vaccination drive and the removal of travel restrictions locally and internationally are drawing a trickle of visitors once again.
Some locals are also on the move seeking a break from the lockdown boredom.
“We are fully booked right now!” said Fred Netzband-Miller, a hotel owner from Arugam Bay.
The promise of a long weekend has led to a surge of Sri Lankans making bookings and travelling to beautiful destinations, despite inter-provincial travel restrictions.
While 20% of the tourism industry