The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises in Tourism Sri Lanka (ASMET) and the Colombo City Restaurant Collective (CCRC) claim that their industry is experiencing a Stagnancy owing to new challenges it encounters.

At a media briefing yesterday, the CCRC said they are still recovering from the Easter Sunday attacks while we were harbouring expectations of considerable growth and stability in the sector in 2022. 

“The continuous power outages, shortages and unavailability of LP gas, and restrictions imposed on imports of specified essential items have made an adverse impact on the restaurant industry. 

“We also express our concern about import restrictions imposed on critical items such as tinned fish, imported steaks, lamb, cheese, wine and spirits to name a few,” the two associations said.

— Daily Mirror