In an interview with the newspaper, former Ambassador to Sri Lanka Udayanga Weeratunge had said that they will target the East coast this time and that they are planning to open a tourism corridor between Russia and Colombo under the Covid bubble concept.
He has also said that they will "lock down the whole tourism area and make it a huge tourism zone.”
The move had been severely criticised by Wasantha Samarasinghe, convenor of the 'Voice Against Corruption' movement.
"At a time when it has been compelled to retain the public in their homes, measures are being taken to cross district limits for tourists by creating bubbles. Earlier, the government stated that those who do PCR tests should isolate themselves. Are they telling that tourists should do the same while going around the country? We urge the government not to repeat such stupid actions, when we are faced with such a tragedy," he added.