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Thursday, 06 September 2012 - 12:48
Karunanidhi states he will not oppose President Rajapakse's tour of India
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The recent tension over the presence of Sri Lankans in Tamil Nadu has caused trade bodies in southern districts worry over the prospects of international connectivity for Madurai as the first full-fledged international flight was scheduled from Colombo on September 20th.

B.S.G. Musthafa, president of Travel Club, told The Hindu that following the Sri Lankan Government’s negative advisory, there has been an immediate 40 per cent drop in passenger traffic from Tamil Nadu to Colombo.

This would have a dramatic impact on the many sectors heavily dependent on tourism in Tamil Nadu such as textile, jewellery, surface transport, airline and handicrafts.

There are seven flights between Chennai and Colombo daily and three flights between Tiruchi and Colombo with 2,800 passengers travelling between Colombo and Tamil Nadu.

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