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Tamil Nadu tourists cancel holidays amid Sri Lanka's crisis

The number of Tamil Nadu tourists to Sri Lanka has fallen in recent weeks following the island's political turmoil, Times of India reported this month. 

The paper reported that tour operators had received the highest number of cancellations since the end of the armed conflict. 

"Of the 6,000 tourists from Tamil Nadu, nearly 2,000 cancelled their trip in October. The prospective tourists, largely travelling in groups to the island nation, are exploring other options," president of Tamil Nadu Tour Travel and Hospitality Association told TOI. 

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Sri Lanka has been at a state of political turmoil for several weeks following the president's sacking of the prime minister last month and the appointment of the former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new premier.

Parliament was initially prorogued then dissolved before the Supreme Court intervened resulting in parliamentary sittings over the past two days which have been marred with violence.