Sri Lanka, March 26 -- Sri Lanka's tourism authorities yesterday said arrangements are in place for international tourists to get to their home countries, and charter flights will be allowed to fly them out on request.

As of March 25th, there are approximately 18,093 international tourists in the country according to immigration authorities.

Sri Lanka Tourism said they are closely working with the Foreign Ministry and respective Embassies/High Commissions to arrange necessary facilities for these tourists.

Though arrivals to Sri Lanka are suspended, all departures are supported and SriLankan Airlines operates departure flights daily to UK, Melbourne and Narita.

"Sri Lanka Tourism would facilitate any country to fly out their nationals...