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Tourists Flee Sri Lanka as Foreigners Targeted in Blasts

  • Coordinated explosions kill 290, including 39 foreigners
  • U.K., U.S. issue travel advisories to visitors to Sri Lanka
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Ruchir Desai, co-fund manager at Asia Frontier Capital, talks about the economic and market implicationsSource: Bloomberg
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Tourists are scrambling to leave Sri Lanka and hotels are bracing for cancellations after a deadly terrorist attack that killed 290 people targeted foreigners and churchgoers.

Holidaymakers are flocking to the main airport, cutting short their vacations in the wake of coordinated blasts at churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday, the worst violence since the end of a civil war a decade ago.