Sri Lanka, March 26 -- Step had been taken to arrange charter flights to fly out tourists stranded in the country, to get to their home countries, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority said.

They said, according to immigration authorities, there are approximately 18,093 international tourists in the country.

Sri Lanka Tourism is closely working with the Foreign Ministry and respective embassies and high commissions to arrange necessary facilities.

"Though arrivals are suspended into the country, all departures are supported and Srilankan Airlines operates departure flights daily to UK, Melbourne and Narita," the authority said.

Tourism Development Authority said it would facilitate any country to fly out their nationals back to their ...