Etihad Drops Sri Lanka Flights — Kinda Sad, Actually

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad has announced that it will drop flights to Sri Lanka beginning in September because tourism has dropped so significantly since civil war-related violence has picked up again.  I really only mention this because it because it’s actually really sad.  The country suffered civil war for years, finally becoming peaceful in 2002 or so.  I somehow convinced my wife to go in 2003, and found it to be an absolutely beautiful, untouched place.  The tsunami came along and killed a ton of people and, to add insult to injury, civil war violence started up again, killing any hopes of tourists coming back in any numbers.  It’s a pathetic situation that doesn’t get discussed much in this part of the world, but there it is…


  1. Thanks for the read. I am glad you had a chance to visit the country. I agree with your sadness.