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CLIMATE change does not only affect the environment, it also affects the economic growth of countries. The new High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to PNG, Mr Sosasundaram Skandakumar said this when speaking about the impact of climate change on Sri Lanka and the need to address it collectively.
Currently, Sri Lanka ranks high on global indices for vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters where it stands at fourth position in the ...
Tourism
AirAsia plan is put to Sri Lanka's government
Nepal-Sri Lanka diplomatic relations enter 60th year
Sri Lanka PM reveals plans to set up best tourism region in South Asia in the South
Tourism authorities to call fresh bids for digital campaign
Colombo Christmas Street 2017 opens to public today
Lanka port: China's plan worries India
President Sirisena calls on the spirit of Christmas to build peace and reconciliation
Sri Lanka President to open Colombo Christmas Street 2017
'Nepal Night' to promote tourism
Second world cruise with AIDAaura starts October 7, 2018
Sri Lanka to launch biggest tourism project next year in south
Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018
Low footfall worries key tourism players
NATTA concludes sales mission in India, Sri Lanka
SriLankan Airlines triumphs at World Travel Awards Grand Final
SLTDA profiles Colombo street artists
Tourism and business exchanges moving to higher plane between Sri Lanka and Nepal
Prime Minister discusses plans to develop Ella-Wellawaya area as a tourist zone
Business opportunities prevail between Qatar and Sri Lanka
Japanese technical support for Sri Lanka to manage natural disasters
Sri Lanka to convert garbage dumps into urban parks
Sri Lanka to strengthen tourist police in 2018
Sri Lanka strengthens tourist police to enhance safety of tourists
Think tank highlights importance of tourism research
Sri Lanka records highest-ever tourist arrivals of 2.3 mln this year
Sri Lanka to strengthen tourist police in 2018
Sri Lanka records highest-ever tourist arrivals of 2.3 mln this year
India offers fully funded training programmes for Sri Lankans
India offers training programs for Sri Lankan government officials
How political interference has made SriLankan wobble
Broadway comes to Sri Lanka with the Sound of Music in February -
Maldives: Regional Impact of the Free Trade Agreement with China
Briton Found Dead In Colombo's Suburban Area
British national found dead in Colombo's suburban area
Foreign tourist arrivals to state hit negative terrain
'Foreigners Only' hotels are to be prosecuted
Central Bank gives seal of trust to tourism statistics
New Chairman, GM at Convention Bureau
How China's states are stealing a march on India's, with Buddhist tourism push
Sri Lanka to take action against 'Foreigners Only' hotels, raids to begin
Flights to Maldives booked for days near end of holidays
Sri Lanka to develop ancient Hindu temple as main pilgrimage destination
UNP, SLFP will govern country together till 2020
Eimsky emerged victorious at APICTA Awards 2017
Leaning towards Lanka
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 3.2-pct in 2017, sharply short target
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 3.2-pct in 2017, sharply short of target
Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka up 3.2-pct in 2017 despite set-backs
India remains Lanka's top source of tourists in 2017
India remains Sri Lanka's top source of tourists in 2017
Tourism grows in Sri Lanka
Two cruise liners to arrive with tourists in Vizhinjam
India still Sri Lanka's top source of tourists in 2017
Sri Lanka records highest tourist arrivals in 2017
Sri Lanka's Jetwing Symphony hotels set sights on Myanmar, Indochina
Over 268000 Chinese tourists visit Sri Lanka in 2017
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals reach all time high with 2.1 million arrivals in 2017
India continues to top tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka with China coming second
Sri Lanka's largest multi-functional irrigation project to be commissioned tomorrow
Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka up by 3.2 percent in 2017 despite set-backs
Sri Lanka's Digital Economic Strategy will be ready to launch in early April
SLAITO and THASL hail the upcoming promotion plan of Sri Lanka Tourism
One should not miss Kandyan cultural dance performances while touring Kandy in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka condemns 'foreigners only' policy at some resorts
SLAITO and THASL hail the upcoming promotion plan of Sri Lanka Tourism
Sri Lanka firms unable to fill vacancies amid yawning gap in salary expectations
IFC, CB partner to create Sri Lanka's first national financial inclusion strategy
Reservoir project in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: The Sound of Music for the First Time in South Asia
Central Bank gets IFC support to draw national strategy on financial inclusion
Lankan HC to UK initiates 2nd British high-powered parliamentary delegation to Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka encourages more domestic flt operators
National Financial Inclusion Strategy to be formulated
Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau Chairman asked to resign by Min. John Amaratunga (VIDEO)
Cinnamon Life partners with top entertainment firms to bring 'Sound of Music' to Sri Lanka
'Discipline is the foundation for a peaceful society'
'Discipline is the foundation for a peaceful society'
US revamps travel warning system; SL gets an okay
Pakistan Food Festival opens at Galadari Hotel Colombo -
Yala Safari SUV Limits – Off limits
Pakistan Food Festival opens in Colombo
Tourism chief ouster to affect Sri Lanka's overdue campaign launch, fears trade
Sri Lanka's Laugfs expects pure play investors after non-core spin-offs
Sri Lanka lifts ban on women buying, selling alcohol
Sri Lanka's Laugfs expects pure play investors after non-core spin-offs
Sri Lanka lifts ban on women buying, selling alcohol
Sri Lanka lifts ban on women and alcohol
Sri Lanka Lifts 38-Year Booze Ban for Women
John says 'no tension' at tourism office
Sri Lanka to set up more industries in Kandy, Hambantota, and Bingiriya to increase production
China-built railway in southern Sri Lanka starts track-laying
Sri Lanka lifts 38-year ban on women buying, selling alcohol
Sri Lanka lifts ban on alcohol sales to women
Sri Lanka lifts ban on women buying alcohol
Sri Lanka: women and alcohol ban is no more
Sri Lanka lifts 38-year ban on women buying, selling alcohol
France seeks Lankan support for World Expo bid
Sri Lanka lifts ban on women and alcohol
Tourism: Ready, steady … no go!
Sri Lanka lifts ban on alcohol sales to women
China-built railways in Sri Lanka start track-laying
Sri Lanka lifts 38-year ban on women buying, selling alcohol
China-built railways in Sri Lanka start track-laying
Industry chamber plans Lanka trip
Minister Samarawickrama Meets with World Economic Forum on the Eve of the Davos Summit
Sri Lanka eyes investment forum with WEF
Sri Lanka 2017 tourist arrivals hit record high
Sri Lanka lifts 38-yr ban on women buying, selling alcohol
Why women in Sri Lanka are banned from buying and selling alcohol?
Strengthening Sri Lankan SMEs in exports vital for development: Eran
Sri Lanka eyes to host an Investment Round Table with World Economic Forum
Sri Lanka president re-imposes ban on women buying alcohol
Sri Lanka reimposes women alcohol ban days after it was lifted
Sri Lanka reimposes women alcohol ban days after it was lifted
Sri Lanka lifts, then reimposes women alcohol ban
Sri Lanka reimposes women alcohol ban, 2 days after it was lifted
Sri Lanka Supreme Court dashes Sirisena's hopes
Malik meets with WEF on eve of Davos Summit
Sri Lanka lifts decades-old ban on women buying alcohol
Sri Lanka reimposes women alcohol ban days after it was lifted
Sri Lanka participates in Austria's largest Holiday and Travel Show Ferien - Messe Wien 2018
Sri Lanka president re-imposes ban on women buying alcohol
Sri Lanka reimposes women alcohol ban days after it was lifted
In Sri Lanka, women can now buy buy alcohol
Union Minister RS Prasad on three-day visit to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's services sector expands at a higher rate than manufacturing sector in December 2017
Sigiriya: The tourist destination in Sri Lanka that gives the feel of a planned ancient city and is also ...
Trade euphoria short-lived as Sri Lanka restores archaic liquor laws
Sri Lanka reinstated ban on selling alcohol to women
Sri Lanka re imposes liquor ban for women!!
Asian nation bans women from buying alcohol
Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India Hit Record High Of One Crore, Earnings Cross $27 Billion
Sri Lanka president re-imposes ban on women buying alcohol
Ban on women buying alcohol in Lanka returns
Where to Surf and Stay on Sri Lanka's South Coast
Sri Lanka's Yala National Park is the place to see leopards, but can it cope with hordes of visitors?
Instagrammers are sucking the life and soul out of travel
Sri Lanka bans selling women grog, again
ITC plans to add 5000 rooms in next 3-5 years including a property in Colombo
Sri Lanka achieves record exports in 2017
Travel safe
Sri Lanka restores ban on selling alcohol to women
A Country & Industry Analysis-Sri Lanka Healthcare 2016 – Healthcare, Healthcare Services ...
FIFA World Cup trophy to arrive in Colombo -
Trade exhibitions have tremendously helped Jaffna's growth
Liquor for women: Tourism Ministry raises fears, not cheers
New Convention Centre, increasing events in Colombo to boost tourism
Economy stabilized amid many challenges - Sri Lanka PM
S'pore to sign free trade agreement with Sri Lanka
CCC launches 'Economic + Sector Review and Outlook Report 2018'
Singapore-Sri Lanka trade pact to be signed tomorrow
IndiGo expands international footprint further with daily flights to Colombo
S'pore to sign FTA with Sri Lanka – Another CECA disaster for Singaporean PMETs?
IndiGo expands international footprint further with daily flights to Colombo
'The gateway to South Asia': Singapore businesses set up shop in Sri Lanka
S'pore firms bullish about Sri Lanka amid news of FTA
Singapore to sign free trade agreement with Sri Lanka
Singapore, Sri Lanka sign FTA, annual savings of $10m expected
Singapore and Sri Lanka sign free trade agreement
Sri Lanka, Singapore sign Free Trade Agreement
Singapore-Sri Lanka sign Free Trade Pact; Digital, tourism firms to benefit
Singapore 'very glad' that negotiations for FTA with Sri Lanka went smoothly: PM Lee
Major investments planned, says PM Lee as Singapore signs FTA with Sri Lanka
Trade pitch in Sri Lanka
Singapore, Sri Lanka ink free trade agreement
JVP mayoral candidate for Colombo Municipal Council Dr. Ranil Jayasena 'Improving quality of ...
Sri Lanka, Singapore sign trade agreement
Broad trade and investment plan to follow SL-S'pore FTA
Singapore FTA: What it means for Trade and Investment Flows
Sri Lanka, Singapore sign FTA
Singapore and Sri Lanka sign free trade agreement [Channel NewsAsia]
What it means for trade and investment flows
S'pore, Sri Lanka sign free trade pact
Sri Lanka – Singapore FTA: What it means for trade and investment flows
Sri Lanka eyes FTA with second ASEAN nation, Indonesia
Sri Lanka – Indonesia sign 3 MoU's, Explores FTA option
Ten take aways from Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement of 2018
Presidents of Sri Lanka and Indonesia meet
Facing up to realities: China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, Singapore sign trade agreement
SLAITO hands over Impactful report which proposes equitable solution to manage over-visitation at ...
Credence Genomics and India's Apollo Hospitals invest in biotechnology platform
Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest ...
Mexican minister suggests legalizing marijuana in tourist spots
Singapore, Sri Lanka Sign Free Trade Pact
SLAITO hands over impactful report on over-visitation at Yala -
SL-S'pore FTA to open trade to the East Asian region
Can we break the cycle of cultural extinction in Sri Lanka?
Chinese credit crisis shakes local travel firms
Tourism industry “No No's” John on CNN campaign
Sri Lanka seeks dry law relaxation
Sri Lanka received highest ever FDI in 2017 - BOI
Sri Lanka to expand promotional campaign
Sri Lanka achieves highest ever FDI of USD1.63bn in 2017
Singapore, Sri Lanka free trade agreement credit positive for both nations: Moody's
BOI says FDI topped US $ 1.6bn in 2017
Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA positive, expropriation protections may bring FDI: Moody's
Another First for Iconic Hill Capital Hotel
Sri Lanka receives highest ever FDI in 2017
Sri Lanka receives highest ever FDI in 2017, China tops the list
SL-S'pore FTA credit positive for both sovereigns: Moody's
Foreign couple arrested for violating visa rules
Sri Lanka Tourism to spend USD 7 lakh for digital marketing campaign in India in 2018
Sri Lanka receives highest ever FDI in 2017
Sri Lanka targets 440000 Indian arrivals in 2018
India, Lanka need to discuss fisheries issue: Envoy
Sri Lanka eyes 4.4 lakh arrivals from India in 2018
Can Sri Lanka's elephants and humans learn to live together? – in pictures
India, Lanka need to discuss fisheries issue: Envoy
Sri Lanka eyes 4.4 lakh arrivals from India in 2018
Sri Lanka eyes 4.4 lakh tourists from India in 2018: Official
Sri Lanka's trade deficit expands 8.4% in November 2017 despite double-digit growth in exports ...
Sri Lanka targets 440000 Indian arrivals this year
Sri Lanka receives highest ever FDI in 2017
Lanka's port for sale
Sri Lanka opens Indian tourists with open arms
Sri Lanka eyes 4.4 lakh arrivals from India in 2018, says official
Sri Lanka eyes 4.4 lakh tourists from India in 2018: Official
Sri Lanka notes importance of addressing fishing issue with India
StanChart forecasts slowdown in exports this year
Sri Lanka likely to witness 4.4 lakh Indian visitors in 2018
Omani envoy invites Lankan entrepreneurs to invest in Sohar Free Port Zone
Reconsider GST on tourism, skill development: startups
Jack Ma's Alibaba partners with Sri Lanka's Supreme Global Holdings
Container leaves for Sri Lanka
Jack Ma's Alibaba partners with Supreme Global Holdings to boost Sri Lanka's tourism
Boost to tourism
SL embassy in Beijing links with Alibaba's Visa Programme
3-day Sri Lankan Food Festival From Feb. 7
Urban Wetlands: Prized land, not wasteland
Think tank forum to be established for sustainable development of Sri Lanka's marine resources
Sri Lanka To Establish Think Tank Forum For Fisheries Sector
Asean: the right way ahead for India
Ambassador celebrates friendly links with Kingdom as Sri Lanka marks independence day
The making of 'Hardy boys'
CNN campaign in mid-Feb.
Celebrating a rich heritage...
Sri Lanka: On the path of harmony
Sri Lanka: A pearl in the Indian Ocean
'Several deals in pipeline to further boost Sri Lankan-Jordanian ties'
India is a very important market
Are we treating tourists in rightful manner? - EDITORIAL
China ties: Past is prologue
Sri Lanka's John Keells Colombo hotels profits fall 45-pct
Sri Lankan community marks 70th Independence Day
[Herald Interview] 'Sri Lanka sweet spot of Seoul's New Southern Policy'
IRCTC launches international tour packages
[Herald Interview] 'Sri Lanka sweet spot of Seoul's New Southern Policy'
'Youngsters believe in education rather than in violence'
Air Asia bullish about Lanka's tourism industry; wants to set up local commercial team
Three new tourist zones will be set up in Puttalam district - PM
IRCTC launches international tour packages
Adidas Official Partner for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
Sri Lankan national day celebrated in Turkish capital
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 12.6-pct in Jan 2018, amid China plunge
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 12.6 percent in January 2018
Sri Lanka Jan tourist arrivals at record high; up 12.6pc
Sri Lanka Tourist arrivals up 12.6-pct in Jan 2018
World View: Maldives Crisis Pits India vs China in the Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka's 70th Independence Day Special Update: Singapore and Sri Lanka enter into historic ...
Sri Lankan envoy calls for boosting ties with Turkey
Sri Lanka Premier to present massive development plan for the Southern Province next month
Sri Lanka sees strong growth in tourist arrivals in January
Sri Lankan Food Festival gets under way
Sri Lankan trade bemoans illegal Chinese encroachment
Attempt to alienate Udawattakele land
Sri Lankan food festival in Karachi to celebrate Independence Day
Manchester's Media Agency Group captures Sri Lankan media campaign
Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals grow 12.6 percent in January
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals rise by 12.6 pct in Jan, Chinese arrivals plunge
Sri Lanka appointment for Media Agency Group
Ethiopia looks forward to greater cooperation with Sri Lanka
Need For Greater Cooperation Between Sri Lanka, Pakistan Urged
UAE has become a 'second home' for many Sri Lankans: Envoy
Need for greater cooperation between Sri Lanka, Pak urged
Media Agency Group appointed by Sri Lankan tourism
Sri Lanka targets approximately 450000, Indian arrivals for the year 2018
Pangolin found inside freezer: Tourism authority launches inquiry
Sea of trash: Inland and overseas garbage washes up on Lanka's beaches
Love cake is in the air
Sri Lankan ambassador's party–like a UN general assembly
Aitken Spence nine-month PBT up by 14 percent
Sri Dharanee Performing Arts Theatre
Sri Lanka's Aitken Spence Hotel December profit down 29-pct
Sri Lanka participates in the International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM 2018) in Israel
Scope for popularising Buddhist sites
Sri Lanka ex-strongman's party makes strong showing in polls
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts in Sri Lanka launches Cinnamon Island Weddings
Colombo: Beyond the concrete and asphalt
Sri Lanka's first Ironman triathlon to generate US $ 3mn in tourism earnings
SriLankan Airlines expands footprint in India
CB's LTV tweaking unlikely to lift electric vehicle market
SriLankan Airlines to add five flights to India
Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy stance is appropriate
Sri Lanka's Ceylon Beverage Holdings margins up, net down
Sri Lanka keeps policy rates unchanged in Feb
SriLankan Airlines working towards increasing frequencies from Mumbai and New Delhi
Ironman 70.3 Colombo launch
Indian tourists head to Sri Lanka, Seychelles over Maldives
Is Singapore Sri Lanka's door to East Asia?
Thailand to seek approval to sign FTA with Sri Lanka
Mövenpick Hotel Colombo hosts visiting journalists and bloggers -
Zero visitors? Let's talk SEO to change that
Gone to the birds
Tourism in Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Malaysia booming as Indian tourists cancel trip to Maldives
Why the New Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Pact Matters
What happens when you fail to pay your debt to China
Sri Lanka, Poland agree to increase air links, bilateral cooperation
My favourite musical right here in Colombo
Letters to the Editor
Tourism industry protests to PM on CNN campaign
Doha Bank CEO honored with 'Award of Excellence' by Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Tourism promotes niche products in India
Is growing Chinese presence in Sri Lanka a cause of worry for India?
Ironman not just a triathlon, it's sports tourism
Sri Lanka ready for IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo: Bolling
Paradise in limbo as state of emergency extends in Maldives
India's Sri Lanka challenge
Presbyterian Mission Agency delegation travels to Sri Lanka in fulfillment of General Assembly ...
Tea tourism: Promoting Nepali product
Sri Lanka Relations in Perspective History alive in both countries
Most popular countries for Australians to visit: 2017 ABS tourism figures
A World without international marketing?
Sri Lanka records BOP surplus of US$2.05bn in 2017
Sri Lanka December 2017 trade deficit surpasses US$ 1 billion mark despite double-digit growth in ...
SLPA Chairman calls for 'un-politicized' Maritime Promotion Bureau
Sri Lanka to launch global marketing campaign for tourism promotion
Sri Lanka records BOP surplus of US$2.05bn in 2017
Sri Lanka's external sector improve, BOP record surplus : CB
Premier Tourism and Travel Exhibition - 'Sancharaka Udawa'
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf reopens its newly refurbished BIA store
JWT duo selected to represent Sri Lanka at AdFest 2018
Record trade deficit in December despite higher exports
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf reopens its newly refurbished store at Colombo Airport
Grand Umaya Hotel Luxury setting in countryside
“Land like no other” in a trance
South African adventure brought closer to home
Sri Lanka's main tourism fair to attract more visitors
TripAdvisor's 10 best beaches in Asia for 2018; see pics
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan welcomes new F&B head
Sri Lankan business and investment promotion in Melbourne
Sri Lanka urged to tap into cruise tourism market
Sri Lanka eyes Jeddah tourist market
Textiles to lead Sri Lanka's export revival in 2018 - OBG report
SriLankan Airlines flights disrupted for third day
Sri Lanka - Thailand bilateral political consultations conclude reaffirming commitment to ...
Sril Lanka eyes Jeddah tourist market
Indian business delegation expresses interest to invest in Sri Lanka's BOI projects
Paradigm shift required to attract more women for unconventional jobs: Rosy
"Community with shared future for mankind" new hope for developing countries: Sri Lankan ...
Garments to lead Sri Lanka export growth in 2018
Eco-System Conservation Management Project
Emerging winners at HackaTrips
Ever wonder about our own wonders?
Sri Lanka's China envoy condemns Western imperialists, gloats over 'belt and road'
Prime Minister inspects Oluvil Harbor
Sri Lanka slams 'Western imperialists' as it looks towards China
Sri Lanka emerging as top wellness tourism destination among young Japanese professionals
Sri Lanka firms draw foreign funds with ethical, environmental standards: frontier investor
India, Sri Lanka join hands to boost healthcare at Medicare 2018
Air cargo deal with Sri Lanka on the horizon
Tourist arrivals unlikely to be impacted by SL state of emergency
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence
It's safe to travel to Sri Lanka; unrest limited to some villages in Kandy district, says envoy
Sri Lanka returns to state of emergency after mob violence
Sri Lanka emergency: Indian tourists in no rush to cancel bookings
G Adventures Highlights New Female-Led Journeys
Kandy clash: Sri Lanka declares state of emergency, deploys commandos after Buddhist-Muslim ...
Lanka on the boil
State of Emergency: No immediate impact on tourism - SLTDA
Emergency in Sri Lanka enters Day 2: Opposition slams govt for inaction; police and armed forces ...
Sri Lanka participates in ASTINDO Travel Fair 2018 in Jakarta
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency; put on hold your travel plans
Alert issued after Sri Lanka declares state of emergency
Women-favoured policies, laws to entice them more to tourism jobs
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence
HSBC Colombo Fashion Week celebrates 15 years
Is it safe to travel to Sri Lanka? Travel update and advice after state of emergency declared
Sri Lanka blocks social media to curb mob attacks on Muslims
Sri Lanka should not tolerate ethnic riots
Sri Lanka blocks social media to curb mob attacks on Muslims
Tourism authorities on high alert
Sri Lanka blocks social media to curb mob attacks on Muslims
Grenade blast kills one in Sri Lanka communal violence, social media blocked
Forgotten ancient Buddha sites in Nepal long for revival by tourism
Sri Lanka blocks social media as Buddhist mobs attack mosques
Grenade blast kills one in Sri Lanka communal violence, social media blocked
Sri Lanka: an illustrious destination for Buddhist heritage tourism
Tourists defer trips to Sri Lanka as island crisis boils over
Sri Lanka blocks social media as Buddhist mobs attack mosques
Tourists defer trips to Sri Lanka as island crisis boils over
Tourists informed Kandy “fast returning to normalcy”
Sri Lanka blocks social media to curb mob attacks on Muslims
Ranjith Maddumabandara appointed new Minister of Law and Order
Sri Lanka's Tourism Authority says State of Emergency has no impact on tourism
Sri Lanka Feb 2018 tourism arrivals up 19.3-pct amid China surge
Sri Lankan communal violence: Tourism department issues statement saying situation improving in ...
Foreigners can use passport as curfew pass: SLTDA
PM says those who used social media to spread hate questioned
Kandy returning to normal, tourists could resume travel plans: SLTDA
Tourists caught in Sri Lanka restrictions as curfew imposed
Sri Lanka says tourism not affected by state of emergency
Riots a heavy blow to tourism, economy: Sri Lanka PM
UK updates travel advice on Sri Lanka as situation n Kandy is improving
Sri Lanka Tourism says safe for tourists to visit Kandy
Sri Lanka state of emergency: Should UK tourists stay away?
UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka arrests 10 for anti-Muslim violence as towns smoulder
Sri Lanka arrests 10 for anti-Muslim violence as towns smoulder
Curfew re-imposed in Kandy, main suspect arrested
Sri Lanka arrests 10 for anti-Muslim violence as towns smoulder
Communal clashes a major blow to Sri Lanka's tourism industry - PM
Sri Lanka: Situation improves in violence-hit Kandy district
Sri Lanka: Buddhist nationalists exploiting anti-Muslim sentiment
Foreign Office warns of social media blackout in Sri Lanka after violent clashes
Riots a heavy blow to tourism, economy, says Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe
Riots a heavy blow to tourism, economy: Sri Lanka PM
Calm slowly returns to Kandy
Sri Lanka frets tourism fallout from state of emergency
Sri Lanka shuts social medial
Kandy violence leads tourists to cancel visits
February tourist arrivals up 19% with China upsurge
Sri Lanka Arrests 10 for Anti-Muslim Violence as Towns Smolder
Kandy violence leads tourists to cancel visits
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 19.3 percent in February 2018
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals record growth in Feb. on strong rise from China
Sri Lanka arrests 10 for anti-Muslim violence as towns smoulder
Muslims pray under military protection in Sri Lanka after riots
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals grow in February
Muslims Offer Friday Prayers Under Military Protection in Sri Lanka After Riots
Muslims offer prayers in Kandy under Sri Lankan Army protection
Sri Lanka keeps Kandy curfew in place as a precaution
Suspected leader, 9 other suspects behind anti-Muslim attacks in Sri Lanka arrested
Riots a heavy blow to tourism, economy: Sri Lanka PM
Sri Lanka shines at ITB despite Kandy unrest
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals record 19.3% growth in Feb, due to strong rise from China
Tourism Minister Wins Global Award
Unrest Deals Heavy Blow to Sri Lanka's Tourism
Sri Lanka Buddhist monks denounce anti-Muslim riots
Tight security for Friday prayers in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka orders social media networks blocked
Riots a heavy blow to tourism, economy: Sri Lanka PM
Majoritarian threat to peace in Sri Lanka
Sangakkara, Jayawardene and others condemn Sri Lanka violence
Calm returning to Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Record Growth In Feb On Strong Rise From China
Muslims pray under military protection in Sri Lanka after riots
Sri Lanka arrests 10 for anti-Muslim violence as towns smolder
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals record growth in Feb. on strong rise from China
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals grow in February
Horrified Lankan Muslims pray under military protection
How to Prevent Next Emergency in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka issues a state of emergency, but most of the country is safe for visitors
Multi-faceted roles of women
“Wait and see” from foreign investors
Saraii Village : The Essence of Lanka
Fashion Week @15 adds a new note
Tourists cancel visits to Kandy
Performance on track, but economy still vulnerable to shocks, says IMF
Sri Lanka to probe anti-Muslim riots
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals record growth in Feb. on strong rise from China
Buddhist mobs threaten Sri Lanka's fragile ethnic peace
Sri Lanka sets foot in cruise tourism with tariff changes
Colombo celebrates International Women's Day
Kandy incidents created new international challenges: PM
Resurgence of communal strife with Govt in crisis mode
Over 230 arrested over communal clashes in Central Sri Lanka
Over 230 arrested over communal clashes in Sri Lanka
Have we learnt a lesson from Digana ?
SLTPB rolls out effective media campaign at ITB 2018
Jamaica: Cops Top Adventure, World Tourism Minister Awards
Sri Lanka wins big at the Guangzhou International Travel Fair
Anti-Muslim riots caused 'heavy blow' to Sri Lanka's economy says PM
Over 230 arrested over communal clashes in Sri Lanka
Spreading Some Love Cake Love at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts -
Longer the social media ban, greater the damage: US
New benchmark in destination marketing
Sagala wants social media unblocked
Sri Lanka to lift social media ban: minister
Sri Lanka seeks more Japanese investments at investor forum in Tokyo
Sri Lanka to lift social media ban on Friday: minister
Minister Sagala Ratnayaka criticizes ban on social media
Sri Lanka to lift Facebook, WhatsApp ban
Sri Lanka to lift social media ban, says minister
Under pressure Sri Lanka looks to end social media ban
Sri Lanka 'safe for British tourists' operators insist
Following improvement in communal situation, Sri Lanka government under pressure to lift social ...
Seychelles seeks Sri Lanka's technical support to improve its fisheries industry
Government warns UK travellers to behave on Easter holidays
Sri Lanka plans clampdown on hate speech
The FCO is issuing travel advice about copying celebs on holiday – here's why
Sri Lanka lifts ban on Facebook after assurance from social media giant
What do we see emerging after the riots in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka lifts ban on Facebook
Sri Lanka government lifts week-long ban on Facebook
Sri Lanka lifts ban on Facebook after assurance from social media giant
Japan, Sri Lanka to boost ties in Indo-Pacific
Hotels Association of Sri Lanka condemns recent spate of violence in the country
Facebook tries to overturn Sri Lanka ban
NEGC to host International Inter-Club Golf Tourney on March 31
Three day long International Conference #Purbasa: East meets East concludes
Tourism PS honoured for growing visitor numbers
Jamir pride at Odisha's leadership
Sri Lankan tourism experts visit Queensland for 10-day study tour
Building the Cinnamon brand, one event at a time
A Gift of Landscape: The Wonders Of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka confident of high tourist arrivals despite travel advisories
Sri Lanka Feb tourist arrivals up 19.3pc y/y
Sri Lankan Tourism Minister urges countries to lift travel advisories against Lanka
3-day Dhaka Travel Mart to begin Thursday
SL travel industry assures country back to normal
Bangladeshi Film Festival this month
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka met Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
Tourism fair begins Thursday
Lanka confident of high tourist arrivals despite travel advisories
Sri Lankan tourism experts visit Queensland for 10-day study tour Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 09:58 am SL ...
3-day International Tourism Fair begins in the capital March 22
'India committed to build on Asean-India Dialogue partnership'
Sri Lankan Tourism Minister hopeful of exceeding tourist arrival target this year despite travel ...
Maldives diplomat in Sri Lanka promises emergency will end
Business mission from New Zealand to arrive in April
Sri Lanka to introduce new Inland Revenue Act to attract investment
Sri Lanka's new Inland Revenue Act to prevent anyone from 'preferential treatment'
Lanka confident of high tourist arrivals despite travel advisories
Limitations in tourism industry discussed at Asia/Pacific convention
Sri Lanka's ruling UNP calls 55 signature no confidence motion against PM a 'joke'
Sri Lankan President to attend Pakistan Republic Day as Chief Guest
Private investment is the key for economic growth, Sri Lanka Finance Minister emphasizes
John thanks all industry stakeholders for support extended to manage Kandy situation
Three-member committee constituted to decide inclusion, exclusion of names from ECL
Body to review placement, deletion of names on ECL
Japan to donate 8 fire engines to Sri Lanka's EPZs
Aides to decide if ex-PM's name should be on ECL or not
President Sirisena warmly welcomed in Pakistan (Photos)
Sri Lanka President receives warm welcome in Islamabad
Tourism thrives on buoyant economy
Medical tourism: Tiruchi fast catching up with rivals
President Sirisena to attend Pakistan Republic Day celebrations as the Chief guest
Sri Lanka seeks to lure supply chain partners of existing investors
Sri Lanka to strengthen tourist police further this year
Medical tourism: Tiruchi fast catching up with rivals
Enchanting island
Sri Lanka to strengthen tourist police further this year
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NA Chairwoman meets Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker on IPU-138 sidelines
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SriLankan Airlines scores a hat-trick at Golden City Gate Awards 2018
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Sri Lanka wants stronger air, maritime links with Bangladesh
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Why Sri Lanka is the stranger you feel like you've known for years
IFC invests USD15mn in Senkadagala Finance to help women entrepreneurs
Cyber tool to track lodgings operating without valid licences
Sri Lanka exports up 11.6-pct in Jan 2018, trade gap up on financial inflows
Sri Lanka exports up 11.6-pct in Jan 2018, trade gap rise on financial inflows
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Sri Lanka gets 700000 tourists
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Sri Lanka and Vietnam to advance bilateral political cooperation
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Hanoi (VNA) – The third Vietnam-Sri Lanka political consultation took place in Colombo on April 11, during which the two sides agreed to roll out measures to ... and all-round partnership between the two countries, Deputy Minister Quy agreed to propose an early visit by Vietnamese leaders to Sri Lanka.
The two sides also vowed to boost their ties in culture and tourism. Vietnam and Sri Lanka agreed to continue working closely together and supporting each other at regional and international forums. Sri Lanka recognised Vietnam's proposal to support Vietnam's bid to become a non-permanent member ...
Sri Lanka and Vietnam reaffirmed the commitment to further consolidate and advance bilateral political and economic cooperation during the third meeting ... programmes in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, education and training, trade and investment, culture and tourism were reviewed and discussed.
Speaking highly of the sound friendship and all-round partnership between the two countries, Quý agreed to propose an early visit by Vietnamese leaders to Sri Lanka. Nakandala said the consultation was one of the important mechanisms to boost the growth of bilateral ties and agreed to hold the fourth ...
The Third Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Vietnam Political Consultations was held today in Colombo at senior official level. ... of mutual collaboration and ongoing programmes in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, education and training, trade and investment, culture and tourism were reviewed and discussed.
Tourism in Sri Lanka is undoubtedly growing. And I'm certain that Sri Lanka can compete with other countries in this sector, as it has unique natural beauty, as well as friendly communities. The natural beauty we find here is not available in many countries. So this is a great asset. Sri Lanka moreover, has ...
Sri Lanka's ambitious 'Galle Marina' project aimed at making the Galle harbour a tourism port which was temporarily halted by the Bodu Bala Sena-led communal tensions in Aluthgama in 2014, is to be resumed soon. MTD Walkers PLC, an integrated infrastructure and engineering solutions providers ...
Earlier, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said that the entity at which the assault occurred was not registered with them and was therefore run illegally. Making a strong statement, Minister of Tourism John Amaratunga promised stern action against the Surf Bar if found guilty.
Apr 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested four suspects for assaulting a group of Dutch tourists near Surf Bar, Mirissa, last Sunday, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said. The Weligama Police and the Tourist Police Division are currently conducting investigations into the ...
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's fisheries ministry will start a conservation program to protect lagoon eco-systems which will boost fisheries resources and eco-tourism also introduce aquaculture, expanding incomes of fisher families. Sri Lanka's ministry of fisheries said 11 metric tonnes of fish had been ...
The destination experts at Sri Lanka & Beyond are also crafting bespoke itineraries taking in Sir Lanka and the Maldives, or India for those keen to jet north to the Subcontinent, with these combination tours allowing travellers to experience the enigmatic destinations for a unique perspective.
Managing Director of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor said they were going to introduce the National Tourism Policy which would have various aspects, including promotion, awareness, branding and marketing, and it will help the government to uplift ...
But slow growth in key countries that generate foreign exchange inflows to Sri Lanka in terms of exports, tourism, remittances and FDI, could put the economy at risk. Steeper than expected global financial conditions would increase the cost of debt and make rolling over the maturing Eurobonds from ...
The external sector will continue to benefit from the GSP+ preferential access to the European Union and tourism receipts, despite the deceleration of remittances. External buffers are expected to improve, with emphasis on purchasing foreign exchange, maintaining a more market-determined exchange ...
PANAJI: Colva beach in South Goa has been selected by the Union Tourism ministry to be developed under ambitious India's Iconic Tourist Sites .... Indian arrested for visa violations in Lanka COLOMBO: An Indian national, who arrived in Sri Lanka on a tourist visa, has been arrested for allegedly doing ...
The World Bank in its latest report says that Sri Lanka's growth will be rebound in 2018 and continue to be around 4.5 percent in the medium term, driven ... External risks include disappointing growth in key countries that generate foreign exchange inflows to Sri Lanka: exports, tourism, remittances, FDI, ...
Issuing a press statement today, NTB informed that foreign tourist arrivals from the SAARC nations registered 18.1 per cent growth in the first three months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. Similarly, NTB stated that foreign tourist arrivals from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan ...
Police Media Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the suspects were arrested by the Weligama Police and produced in the Weligama Magistrate's Court. He said they would be produced at an identification parade. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said it would sponsor ...
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's police is in contact with two witnesses to an incident where a group of tourists were sexually harassed and assaulted and ... Sri Lanka's tourism minister John Amaratunga said the country's tourism development authority will bear all expenses for the victims to come back ...
Controversial 'Water Creatures Beach Guest Restaurant & Surf Bar' in Mirissa, where a group of Dutch tourists were brutally assaulted, has been shut down following an order from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) a short while ago. Six suspects were earlier arrested by Weligama ...
Sri Lanka's tourism authorities have ordered to close the establishment where the recent sexual and physical assault of tourists occurred on April 8 in ... tourists were attacked by a group of beach boys, Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga told the Business Times this evening (Tuesday).
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka police is inquiring into the actions of an officer overseeing the area where a group of tourists were sexually harassed and assaulted at a restaurant, officials said, which may point to a 'mafia' with political connections. Sri Lanka's tourism minister John Amaratunga said police ...
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka police is inquiring into the actions of an officer overseeing the area where a group of tourists were brutally assaulted and sexually harassed, officials said, which may point to a 'mafia' with political connections. Sri Lanka's tourism minister John Amaratunga said police had ...
He said the tourists also have a responsibility to check with whom they associate or travel with.The minister said his ministry would inquire whether the hotels or lodges were registered with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and that police presence on beaches was vital to avoid ...
Apart from hosts Bangladesh, national and international tourism organisations, tour operators, travel agents, tourism authority, airlines, hotels and resorts from Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bhutan, the UAE, China, Cambodia, the Maldives, and Vietnam will participate at the fair. Bangladesh Tourism ...
President of Sri Lanka Hotel Association Sanath Ukwatte says a mafia is in operation in the South with the backing of politicians and they harass tourists. Ukwatte expressed these views addressing a media conference in Colombo today (Apr. 17). The media conference was convened to disclose the ...
Apr 18, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's Tourist Police is actively involved in the investigation and is assisting the Weligama police by facilitating contact with the victims in an incident where a group of tourists were sexually harassed and assaulted a few days ago. “Some of them have left the island. The police ...
Apart from hosts Bangladesh, national and international tourism organisations, tour operators, travel agents, tourism authority, airlines, hotels and resorts from Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bhutan, the UAE, China, Cambodia, the Maldives, and Vietnam will participate at the fair. The fair will remain ...
However poultry firms get demand support from the tourism sector. TAFL said in 2017 it earned revenues of 2,401 rupees down 6 percent from 2,543 million a year earlier. Profits fell to 656 million from 814 million rupees. After the 2011/2012 balance payments crisis and currency collapse, Three Acre ...
Sri Lanka yesterday pledged to protect tourists visiting the island nation as much as possible following a spate of attacks on foreigners, but stressed that the ... “We will try to protect tourists as much as possible,” Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga told a press ...
COLOMBO, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister John Amaratunga has vowed to ensure the safety of tourists visiting the island country and has deployed additional security in tourist hot spots, local media reported Wednesday. Amaratunga told journalists that the Tourism Ministry was ...
I am certain thatthis step will draw the attention to Lord Buddha's journey and self-discovery and entice visitors from other friendly nations includingJapan, Sri Lanka, Thailand among others to visit the state and boosttourism," Jaykumar Rawal, Minister of Tourism, was quoted as sayingin the release.
Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has ordered to temporarily close the Mirissa Tourist restaurant which was involved in assaulting a tourist couple. Six suspects were arrested and remanded until April 19, in connection with the recent assault on a group of Dutch ...
Apr 18, Colombo: Weligama police have arrested a suspect in connection with an attack on five Israeli tourists with clubs at Midigama, in Weligama yesterday (17). It has been reported that a when a female tourist was surfing in the Mudugamuwa area, the surf board hit a local youth injuring his hand and ...
Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister John Amaratunga yesterday apologized to the Dutch tourists who were assaulted by a group miscreants in Mirissa on April 8 and assured them 'absolute safety' in the future. He told a news conference that his ministry was concerned about the safety of ...
... the attention of tourism authorities in the region who see great potential in developing community based cultural tourism projects and they are also talking about developing Buddhist circuit tourism as a common thread that links most of the Ganga communities is Buddhism. Again Sri Lanka could be left ...
The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority has ordered the closure of the restaurant and beach bar in Mirissa, in which several Dutch and British nationals ... Authorities of the Sri Lanka Tourism commenced investigations with regard to the place, and the authority has decided on its closure until the ...
Rewriting Sri Lanka's narrative and casting a global spotlight on the country's assets—cultural, natural, and agricultural—is. There is a tremendous upside in doing so: Countrywide, the number of visitors has jumped from fewer than 450,000 in 2009 to more than 2 million in 2016. But with the luxury hotel ...
President Sirisena speaking further said that there has been an increase in foreign investments in Sri Lanka and significant progress has been made in the tourism sector too. 'The friendly foreign policy of the Government of Sri Lanka has made it possible to achieve victories for the motherland, the ...
COLOMBO, April 19 (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lankan government will target a revenue of 4.4 billion U.S. dollars through its tourism sector this year, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said Thursday. Sri Lankan Tourism earned a revenue of 3.9 billion dollars in 2017 and this year, the minister said earnings ...
The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) conferred the Leadership Award on Aditya Ghosh – President & Whole Time Director, IndiGo, Dr. Jyotsna Suri ... It also bagged the 'Second Star' in the same category for its brand campaign in China themed “The Spirit of China, the Story of Sri Lanka.
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), in association with Global Vipassana Pagoda in Gorai, is looking to encourage visitors ... and self-discovery and entice visitors from other friendly nations including Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand among others to visit the state and boost tourism.”.
Minister Sagala Ratnayaka in a special meeting today instructed all hoteliers in Mirissa to strictly adhere to the registration process of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). The meeting was held in Mirissa to ensure the safety of the tourists in the area concerning the recent assault on a ...
Israeli tourists assaulted in Midigama: 4 arrested ... A week after the assault on Dutch tourists in Mirissa, four suspects were arrested yesterday by the Weligama police over another assault on a group of Israeli tourists in .... If this menace is not nipped in the bud, then say adios to tourism in Sri Lanka.
Apr 19, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded 12 suspects arrested in connection with two separate incidents of assaults on foreign tourists visiting Southern beaches in the Mirissa and in Midigama areas. Matara Magistrate's Court remanded six suspects who were arrested for assaulting and ...
All hotels operating in Mirissa have been told they must register with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Minister of Project ... held a meeting in Kamburugamuwa with the Police, relevant officials and hotel operators today on the recent incident involving a group of Dutch tourists.
... cruise ships to visit the island nation this season. Queen Elizabeth, one of the world's most famous cruise ships offering luxurious cruises around the world, docked in Port Victoria last Friday at 8am and left the same day at 8pm. Arriving in Seychelles from Colombo, Sri Lanka, the ship was carrying 990 ...
The SLTDA had implemented an online platform last year for tourism service providers to get registered much easier compared to the previous process of visiting the SLTDA office in Colombo, and Ratnayake was questioned on why the mobile unit was set up when an online service was available.
(MENAFN - Bangladesh Monitor) Dhaka : The country's three-day international tourism fair organised by Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh ... national and international tourism organizations, tour operators, travel agents, tourism authority, airlines, hotels and resorts from Thailand, Sri Lanka, ...
Asia) Colombo, April 20 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Transport Ministry, on Friday said it had been made obligatory for all three wheel services in the island country to fix a ... Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister, John Amaratunga welcomed the move saying this would ensure a hassle free travel for the tourists.
The Government will be strengthening the police force in tourist hotspots in a bid to contain incidents of violent attacks against travellers to these ... He pointed out that a few incidents that had occurred in the tourism industry in Sri Lanka had negatively impacted internationally and would look at ...
Apr 20, Colombo: Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka has instructed all owners and hotel operators in Mirissa to strictly adhere to the registration processes of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). The Minister gave these ...
A week after the assault on Dutch tourists in Mirissa, four suspects were arrested yesterday by the Weligama police over another assault on a group of Israeli tourists in Midigama last Sunday, Police said. They said a group of five Israel tourists was assaulted on the Midigama beach on April 15 and one ...
In 2017, the top 7 entrants were invited, with the reigning Miss England, to tour Sri Lanka. Consequently Olivia Green, 'Miss Genting Stoke' and also second runner-up to Miss England 2017, was crowned Miss Premier Ceylon 2017. Through their partnership with the Miss England Organization, Premier ...
Tourism Minister John Amaratunga appealed to victims to come forward and promised to cover the expenses of those who return to the island to help identify perpetrators. The US State Department warned last year that sexual crimes against women were on the rise in Sri Lanka. While most reported ...
President Sirisena speaking further said that there has been an increase in foreign investments in Sri Lanka and significant progress has been made in the tourism sector too. The friendly foreign policy of his government has made it possible to achieve victories for the motherland, the President added.
The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) had this week ordered the Water Creatures Beach Guest Restaurant & Surf Bar to be closed ... were assaulted at the Surf Bar in Mirissa on 8th April when they resisted the suspects attempting to sexually harass the women. (Colombo Gazette).
He, however, warned that women tourists should be more careful and not venture out late night as a precaution. Most Western nations issued travel advisories warning on sexual crimes against women in Sri Lanka. In 2014, a local politician near a southern resort was sentenced to 20 years in prison for ...
Sri Lanka beefs up tourism policing after attacks ... Tourism Minister John Amaratunga appealed to victims to come forward and promised to cover the expenses of those who return to the island to ... Most Western nations issued travel advisories warning on sexual crimes against women in Sri Lanka.
The Controversial 'Water Creatures Beach Guest Restaurant & Surf Bar' in Mirissa, where a group of Dutch tourists were subjected to a brutal attack has been temporarily closed down following an order of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) on Tuesday (17). The SLTDA said that the ...
Apr 20, Colombo: The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani who arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday on a two-day official visit, along with his delegation met with his Sri Lankan counterpart Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the members of the Sri Lanka-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Association ...
(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) width="350" height="168" data-recalc-dims="1" />All hotels operating in Mirissa have been told they must register with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Minister of Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka said ...
“We will invite foreign ambassadors to visit Mirissa and brief them on the safety measures taken by the government. ... The government has now called on all tourism service providers in Mirissa to register with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, while 17 establishments constructed on the ...
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka announced Friday (Apr 20) it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists. Police chief Pujith Jayasundara said 20 new stations would be established at holiday hotspots to protect ...
The Sri Lankan government has deployed the notorious Special Task Force, in order to protect foreign tourists in the south of the island after a group were assaulted earlier this month. Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara said the move was a “temporary measure to stabilize the law and order situation” ...
The move follows the recent incident involving a group of Dutch tourists. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) had this week ordered the Water Creatures Beach Guest Restaurant & Surf Bar to be closed following an assault on some foreign tourists. The Police had later arrested ...
The Department of Commerce with the Export Development Board, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Sri Lanka High Commission in London ensured the participation of more than 40 SMEs representing IT/BPO, Electronics, Apparel, handicraft, coconut, tourism ,Gem and Jewellery ,Maritime and Boat ...
Two groups of tourists from the Netherlands and Israel were assaulted in 2 separate incidents on 8th and 15th of April in Mirissa beach by the locals. At present 13 persons are in remand custody over the incidents. Sri Lanka Tourism also took steps to order the authorities to close down few restaurants in ...
Apr 21, Dubai: SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, is looking to spread its wings further in the Middle East, by rolling out the red carpet to the travel trade at the 25th edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM)that will open in Dubai tomorrow.
Colombo, April 20 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka's Transport Ministry, on Friday said it had been made obligatory for all three wheel services in the island country to fix a meter ... Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister, John Amaratunga welcomed the move saying this would ensure a hassle free travel for the tourists.
Mr. Anis noted the significant potential for boosting trade and economic cooperation, partnership between business circles of Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka, interaction in the field of environmental protection and tourism. In recent years, the official Ashgabat has intensified its ties with South Asia, ...
Colombo: Sri Lanka announced on Friday it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and ... Tourism Minister John Amaratunga appealed to victims to come forward and promised to cover the expenses of those who return to the island to help ...
Colombo, Apr 20 (PTI) Sri Lanka will set up 20 new police posts and patrols at popular scenic places after several sexual attacks and violence against foreign tourists in the recent weeks, police chief said today. Inspector General Pujith Jayasundera Daud said there will also be increased patrolling at ...
Sri Lanka yesterday announced it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists. Police chief Pujith Jayasundara said 20 new stations would be established at holiday hotspots to protect visitors from touts and ...
COLOMBO, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan Coast Conservation Department have decided to remove all unauthorized constructions on the coastal ... Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga said it was important to remove unauthorized tourist hotels on the coast.
Minister Madduma Bandara said the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) will also offer support to make this a reality. He said that 14 individuals had been arrested by the Police in connection with the assaults that took place in Midigama and Mirissa adding that the law will be strictly ...
Sri Lanka announced Friday it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists. Police chief Pujith Jayasundara said 20 new stations would be established at holiday hotspots to protect visitors from touts and ...
... Regional Director (East), Indian Ministry of Tourism, Sinan Thourn, chairman PATA Cambodia Chapter, Syed G. Qadir, CEO of Adventure Escape Asia, Sampath Erapola, president of Sri Lanka Association of Bangladesh, Sunil Sharma, Director of Nepal Tourism Board, Syed Akhteruzzaman Spondon, ...
However despite the assurance given by the Sri Lanka Tourism Devolopment Authority (SLTDA) that the Kandy district has fully returned to normalcy and bans on messaging platforms (WhatsApp, Viber) and Facebook had been lifted, tourists were still skeptical about the security situation.
Travelling safe has become a concern in Sri Lanka in the wake of a few attacks on tourists that have hurt holidaymakers trying to take home a memorable stay on the isle. Accusations have been levelled against mafia groups operating in the southern area of Mirissa who are said to have been carrying ...
The reality is that while the Government complains about unfairness in media criticism of its policies, the inadequacies are showing, be it in tourism, economic policy formulation, infrastructure ... Then, what has happened to the so-called Harvard input into making Sri Lanka a better economy? Hidden ...
Focused mainly on experiences by tourists visiting a country, MyTravelResearch.com has invited nominations from across the world for the following categories – Best location; Best design, Quirkiest toilet experience; Best economic contributor; Accessible design, or Overall commitment to toilet tourism.
Interior Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara addressing the media in Colombo today said that they would be establishing 20 more Tourist Police units and identify problem areas and monitor them to keep these incidents in check. Currently, the police are conducting investigations on the cause of the ...
The Government has issued instructions to hotels in Mirissa to register with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the unauthorized restaurant in Mirissa at which the Dutch tourists were assaulted has been closed. The Coastal Conservation Department has also stated that all ...
DUBAI – Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has successfully concluded a three-day promotional mission to the United Arab Emirates as part of its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase the number of visitors and spend from the region to Sri Lanka. Headed by Madubhani Perera, ...
SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the one world airline alliance, is looking to spread its wings further in the Middle East, ... SriLankan Airlines is already popular with Middle East travellers, having gained a reputation for fine service and excellent hospitality and efficient ...
He said these unauthorized structures included tourist hotels. "We will remove all of them step by step," Chandrakeerthi said. Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga said it was important to remove unauthorized tourist hotels on the coast. The tourism minister said ...
Sources at Sri Lanka's Tourism Ministry said that urgent steps are being taken to mitigate the impact the recent incidents will have on the tourism sector, the Asia Pacific Daily reported. Hotels in Kandy and even in the central hills in Nuwara Eliya are suffering from the after effects of the recent violence in ...
Minister further explained that the tourism industry is dominating the service sector in and around the Mirissa area, as such the removal of such places would lead to many unemployment issues among the area residents. Minister said that it was not the unity Government's principal to let down the small ...
Apr 22, Dubai: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has successfully concluded a three-day promotional mission to the United Arab Emirates as part of its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase the number of visitors and spend from the region to Sri Lanka. A 33-member delegation from ...
Sri Lanka, an island country in south Asian, located to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea, has been interestingly attracting Russian tourists over the two decades. The tourism industry, apart from tea exports, is very important as it brings revenue to the national ...
(MENAFN) Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has concluded a three day visit to the UAE in a bid to foray into new markets and raise tourists' ... Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau's marketing director Madubhani Perera led a delegation from Sri Lanka's tourism and hospitality sector that met with ...
Authorities in Sri Lanka said they will boost tourist police numbers at several popular natural attractions after a recent spate of harassment and ... Tourism minister John Amaratunga appealed for tourists to come forward and report crimes and warned female travellers to exercise caution when out after ...
Visitors from Kuwait saw an increase of 14.33 per cent during last year and"Oman 5.75 per cent, a press release said. The Kerala minister held discussions with local tourism players and presented before them the significance of travelling across Kerala. He also met and held talks with Sri Lanka Tourism ...
Examples of operator projects include Explore's pledge to increase the number of women running tours, initially in Vietnam, India and Sri Lanka, by 10% and improve the rights for women in the tourism industry. So far, in 2017, it trained six female tour leaders. Another member, Africa Collection, has ...
The Kerala minister held discussions with local tourism players and presented before them the significance of travelling across Kerala. He also met and held talks with Sri Lanka Tourism Minister, John Amartunga and Maharashtra Tourism Minister, Jaykumar Rawal among others. PTI UD”. UD”.
AMN / COLOMBO. Sri Lankan government has decided to establish police posts at 20 popular tourist places in the wake of assault incidents on tourists. Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara said yesterday that they will strengthen the tourist police as soon as possible and ensure the safety ...
The Pakistani investors also agreed to invest in the construction of a state-of-the-art hospital in Sri Lanka for heart surgeries, as well as two tourist resorts and a low-cost housing complex. Minister Malik Samarawickrama, Secretary General of National Economic Council Prof. Lalith Samarakoon, and ...
"The boat building industry is one which can transform the economic landscape of the country since it is linked to vital economic activities that will grow in importance in the decades to come such as fisheries, tourism, offshore oil and gas exploration and export of boats, ships and bunkering. Therefore Sri ...
The representatives from leading companies in Pakistan informed President Sirisena that they are ready for new investments in the fields of health, housing, tourism, science and technology in Sri Lanka.Thus attention was given to the new investment opportunities in the fields of building highways and ...
A group of Pakistani investors arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday to explore investment opportunities in the island nation in the fields of health, housing, tourism, science and technology. The Pakistani delegation met President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo, during which special emphasis was also given ...
Formed in 2013 to merge the diverse training units of SriLankan Airlines that had developed over more than three decades of experience of the National Carrier, SLAC is located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. It consists of six faculties - Travel & Tourism; Airport Services; Cargo ...
SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, is firmly focused on increasing its foothold in the Middle East travel market, with a concerted promotional effort at the 25th Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. Having served the sector for years, SriLankan ...
State Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal said, “I am certain that this step will draw attention to Buddha's journey and self-discovery and entice visitors from other friendly nations including Japan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand to visit the State and boost tourism.” Mr. Waghmare said, “We are pleased to create ...
Colombo, April 24 (newsin.asia) – A group of investors from Pakistan, who arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday have expressed interest to construct a state of the art hospital in the island country to perform heart surgeries and to build two tourism zones as well as to construct a low-cost new housing scheme.
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan expected that Viet Nam and Sri Lanka will actively and effectively realize the agreements signed during the Sri Lankan PM's official visit to Viet Nam in April 2017, striving to raise the two-way trade value to US$1 billion in the upcoming time.
Shuxun also extended his official CSAE and CKIEF invite to Sri Lanka by handing over them to Minister Bathiudeen. "Yunnan Government is also keen for partnering with Sri Lanka in agro, bio-pharma, tourism sectors as well as cooperation in plant breeding and development," said Advisor Shuxun.
Significantly, 23 per cent of the total passenger count on the Middle East-Colombo sector comprises of Middle Eastern business and leisure travellers, either making a vacation trip to enjoy some of Sri Lanka's many-splendoured delights, or business visitors travelling to make deals in Colombo or other ...
The Pakistani delegation met President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo, during which special emphasis was also given to building highways and oil ... The investors also expressed their interest in constructing a state-of-the-art hospital in Sri Lanka to perform heart surgeries and to build two tourism ...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has successfully concluded a press conference at Arabian Travel Market Media Center today, 23rd April, 2018 as part of their participation at Arabian Travel Market 2018 and its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase the ...
The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA ) today raised concerns on poor regulations at the Yala sanctuary. The concerns were raised ... the reputation of Sri Lanka. “All stakeholders must unite to ensure better park management and visitor experience without further delay,” SLTDA said.
he also extended his official CSAE and CKIEF invite to Sri Lanka by handing over them to Minister Bathiudeen. Yunnan is also the closest Chinese province to Sri Lanka-and to the rest of South Asia. “Yunnan Government is also keen for partnering with Sri Lanka in agro, bio-pharma, tourism sectors as ...
SriLankan Airlines is firmly focused on increasing its foothold in the Middle East travel market with a concerted promotional effort at the 25th Arabian ... The tie-up with the Oneworld alliance has further enhanced traffic flows to the airline from their partners, making Colombo a growing transport hub.
The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), on Wednesday, raised concerns on poor regulations at the Yala sanctuary. The concerns were raised after a photograph circulated on social media of trucks with tourists surrounding an animal in the park. SLTDA said in a tweet that over-visitation ...
Mirissa made headlines for an unpleasant incident earlier this month and the authorities immediately reacted to it by taking actions like suspending the activities of the restaurant and removing unauthorised establishments along the Mirissa coastal belt. Hence, work is in progress to safeguard the tourism ...
Another exhibition of photos by Vietnamese people who have been in Sri Lanka will be showcased at the festival, expressing reminiscence of their time in Sri Lanka. Documentaries and a motion picture will be screened to introduce the culture and tourism of Sri Lanka to visitors. At the inauguration ...
(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) width="247" height="428" data-recalc-dims="1" />The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA ) today raised concerns ... SLTDA said in a tweet that over-visitation and poor regulations at Yala is a long-running issue that is damaging the reputation of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka's Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga on Thursday raised concerns of interference in the implementation of the law by the ... Addressing a media briefing at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) auditorium in Colombo, he noted, "We are doing this in ...
The Vietnamese parliamentary leader informing the Sri Lankan Speaker that the National Assembly had established the Vietnam-Sri Lanka Friendship Parliamentarians' Group, said that her Sri Lankan counterpart's visit would help deepen the friendship and traditional cooperation between the two ...
“Families from Madurai are showing a lot of interest in travelling abroad, compared to about a decade ago when it was usually groups who went on package tours. Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka continue to be the most sought after destinations by families as these are economical and ...
However, the SLTPB board members representing The Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) had insisted the minister to fast-track the digital marketing campaign rather than implementing the CNN campaign which is considered to ...
Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators President Harith Fernando yesterday said that compared to a Rs.250,000 liquor license that small establishments should purchase annually, the quarterly fine for operating without such a license is just Rs.3,000, with the law promoting illegal but ...
Pham Van Hung, a visitor, is impressed by traditional products made by rural artisans of Sri Lanka sold at the event. “Hand-woven scarves made from bamboo yarn are so nice. I feel they have good quality as well,” said Hung. “I bought some souvenirs and scarves as gifts for my relatives”. Knowing little ...
Pham Van Hung, a visitor, is impressed by the traditional products sold at the event that were made by the rural artisans of Sri Lanka. “Hand-woven scarves made from bamboo yarn are so nice. I feel they have good quality as well,” said Hung. “I bought some souvenirs and scarves as gifts for my ...
Sri Lanka has won the bid to host the Round Table International World Meeting (RTIWM) 2018 connecting four leading hotels in Negombo from 5th to ... press briefing, Minister of Tourism and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga said that growing MICE activities such as RTIWM 2018 will help Sri Lanka to ...
Sri Lanka has won the bid to host the Round Table International World Meeting (RTIWM) 2018 connecting four leading hotels in Negombo from 5th to 9th ... Minister of Tourism and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga said that growing MICE activities such as RTIWM 2018 will help Sri Lanka to establish ...
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has recently held a press conference at Arabian Travel Market Media Center as part of their participation at Arabian Travel Market 2018 and its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase the number of visitors and spend from the region to Sri Lanka.
In this context, the GOSL cannot depend on other carriers to promote tourism in Sri Lanka, as most major airlines promote their own countries by way of events such as shopping festivals or formula 1 races etc. Promotion of Sri Lanka as a travel destination should be a joint effort of the Sri Lanka Tourist ...
Many foreigners have seen her blog and visited Sri Lanka particularly to make this journey. Now many tourists travel by train to their chosen destinations with the most popular routes being, Colombo – Galle , Colombo – Badulla, Colombo – Polonnaruwa, Colombo – Anuradhapura, and Colombo ...
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Mirissa remains an unfortunate incident where tourists were physically and sexually attacked at a Surf Bar on April 8 that was subsequently closed on the orders of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). In this instance the Tourism Ministry and SLTDA officials have taken immediate ...
The Sri Lanka Tourist Development Authority (SLTDA) said it would insist that tourist guesthouses and home-stay locations obtain licences. They will be given one year to bring their services up to a standard acceptable for the granting of a licence from the tourism authority. Until that time they must be ...
Meanwhile, a tug of words has occurred between another Minister and the Coast Conservation Department which had announced its intention to remove illegal structures on Sri Lanka's beaches in the wake of attacks by beach touts and operators of unauthorised bars and restaurants on tourists in ...
While Maithripala Sirisena was engaged in a Hamletian soliloquy in the balcony of his suite at the Hilton wondering whether to say or not to say that he would make a bid for a second term, things were happening in a faraway tourist hideout along the southern coast of Sri Lanka called Mirissa. Unlike the ...
When he reigned, Italian tourism investor Bruno Colombo had built a solid empire — I Viaggi del Ventaglio — well-known for organised tours and several tourist villages ... Bruno Colombo was one of the investors who had interests in Malindi and had bought the Salama Beach Hotel from an Asian family.
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has recently held a press conference at Arabian Travel Market Media Center as part of their participation at Arabian Travel Market 2018 and its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase the number of visitors and spend from the region to Sri Lanka.
In this context, the GOSL cannot depend on other carriers to promote tourism in Sri Lanka, as most major airlines promote their own countries by way of events such as shopping festivals or formula 1 races etc. Promotion of Sri Lanka as a travel destination should be a joint effort of the Sri Lanka Tourist ...
According to her, out of 30 odd countries she has visited, the journey from Kandy to Ella by train is the most scenic and beautiful in the world. Many foreigners have seen her blog and visited Sri Lanka particularly to make this journey. Now many tourists travel by train to their chosen destinations with the ...
Mirissa remains an unfortunate incident where tourists were physically and sexually attacked at a Surf Bar on April 8 that was subsequently closed on the orders of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). In this instance the Tourism Ministry and SLTDA officials have taken immediate ...
The Sri Lanka Tourist Development Authority (SLTDA) said it would insist that tourist guesthouses and home-stay locations obtain licences. They will be given one year to bring their services up to a standard acceptable for the granting of a licence from the tourism authority. Until that time they must be ...
Ever since the civil war ended in 2009, Sri Lanka's popularity as a holiday destination has been on the rise. However, while the south and west of the island has prospered with whale-watching tours, safaris, luxury resorts and backpacker accommodation, the north and east haven't gained nearly as ...
On Thursday March 29, experts from the tourism sector in Sri Lanka attended a networking event together with representatives from Wildlife Tourism Australia, Griffith University, Scope Global, and other key partners involved in the Australia Awards Sustainable Tourism Development in Sri Lanka Short ...
If you recall, almost exactly a month ago, we wrote about a long-term incubator for startups called Venture Frontier Lanka. Describing itself as a first entrepreneurship platform to focus on the complete startup lifecycle, Venture Frontier Lanka is a 4-year nationwide entrepreneurship initiative. They would ...
“It's written in opposition to the Sri Lankan state's narrative of the conflict, which aims to erase Tamil suffering, deny atrocity, and undermine the community's right to agitate for justice.” Speaking alongside Dr Seoighe was Sinthujan Varatharajah, who recited an essay examining tourism in the North-East.
... SAGT to new container shipping service · Largest aircraft lands at Sri Lanka's emptiest international airport · Sri Lanka car registrations up in March, Wagon-R leads · SriLankan Airlines says passenger, cargo revenues up amid losses · Services · Education · General Services · ICT · Marketing · Tourism ...
The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) today said that it would launch a mobile registration campaign to register hoteliers in Mirissa this week. The SLTDA said the registration will be done according to the provisions of the SLTDA Act and said a team of SLTDA officials would visit the ...
It appeared that President Sirisena was not in favour of taking back Karunanayake who was tipped to get the tourism portfolio. However, party sources said there would be further discussions with Sirisena. Under the reshuffle involving 17 ministers, the United National Party (UNP) ministers were given ...
... 30,000 people lost their lives. Thankfully, the ever-resilient island nation has spent years integrating the country's previously isolated ethnicities and harmonising the experiences of its visitors. Sri Lanka has successfully re-established herself as a serene mecca for luxury travellers and true explorers.
(MENAFN - NewsIn.Asia) Colombo, May 1 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister, John Amaratunga, on Tuesday said his government had signed an agreement with a leading Chinese tour operator in a bid to attract more Chinese tourists to visit the island country, after a fall in numbers.
COLOMBO, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said on Tuesday that the Sri Lankan government had signed an agreement with a leading Chinese tour operator in a bid to attract more Chinese tourists to visit the island country. Amaratunga said local tour operator Green ...
The Government says it will look to attract more tourists from China and has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to promote Sri Lanka. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said that Sri Lanka feels China is the best bet to increase Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals as Chinese tourists like to visit Sri ...
COLOMBO: Anti-Muslim violence and an outbreak of dengue fever in Sri Lanka have led the government to slash its target for tourist arrivals this year after a record 2017. Tourism Promotion Minister John Amaratunga said on Tuesday that 2.5 million arrivals were expected, down from an earlier estimate ...
In Kenya, children are taken on safari in the Naboisho Conservancy to see wildlife and learn more about conservation and the environment. Experiences continue in Peru where kids will visit Machu Picchu, in Sri Lanka where they will see the ocean for the first time, in India to visit the Taj Mahal, and in ...
May 01, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has planned to attract 100,000 Chinese tourists to the country within the next 12 months and an agreement in this regard was signed in Colombo today. A Chinese and Sri Lankan company will launch this project, with an expected revenue of US $ 120 ...
Minister Amaratunga also noted that this suspension was likely to be in place until the said unauthorised constructions were removed by their owners and registrations of these places were undertaken by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). This issue arose following an attack on ...
ECONOMYNEXT - China's Yingke Travels said it was partnering Sri Lanka's Green Leaves Travels to carry 100,000 tourists to the island in the next 12 ... Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said there was potential for other Chinese tour operators to partner Sri Lankan companies to grow the ...
Sri Lanka is the first country in the region to open up its economy for greater private partnerships.” She stressed that due to all the mechanism the country has developed, it is now become one of the safest countries for investors. Apart from making it attractive for tourism, the country wants to become ...
Green Leaves Leisure (Pvt) Ltd., a subsidiary of Green Leaves Group, yesterday guaranteed to bring 16,000 additional Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka monthly for the next 10 years commencing this May, with the aim of making China the largest source market for the Sri Lankan tourism industry by year end ...
Video clippings on BOI and Sri Lanka Tourism were screened, followed by a question and answer session. Over 50 participants representing the industry and media attended the business interactive session. Corporate leaders from prominent companies such as Gazprombank, Impresario Entertainment ...
The illegal establishments identified for removal are a compliance and safety risk and have resulted in creating a dangerous and unsafe perception of Sri Lanka tourism. This is probably the worst public relations for the country at a time when the government is relying on the tourism sector to bring in ...
"However, if swift and decisive action is taken at Mirissa as publicly announced by the Minister of Law and Order to remove illegal establishments, coupled with punitive action against the culprits, it will send out a strong message to the world that Sri Lanka respects tourists and that their safety is of ...
A delegation of 51 Sri Lanka-based tourism and hospitality companies visited Arabian Travel Market in Dubai to develop tourist arrivals and demand. Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has successfully concluded a press conference at Arabian Travel Market Media Center last week as part of their ...
The government should also accelerate structural reforms to strengthen markets, improve the investment climate, boost investment promotion and introduce trade facilitation, it added. Sri Lanka secured a $1.5 billion 36-month bailout from the International Monetary Fund in June 2016 following a balance ...
Melwa Hotels and Hilton had last year signed an agreement for the development of six Hilton-branded – three Hilton and three Doubletree by Hilton — properties in Sri Lanka. The entire project is estimated to cost over $100 million. The investment from IFC will improve tourism in Sri Lanka, create jobs, ...
“The investment will increase Sri Lanka's capacity in the tourism sector, create jobs, and generate more foreign exchange,” the IFC said. ... expertise and advice as we diversify in to tourism,” said P. P Muruganandhan, Managing Director of Melwa, which is a new entrant to Sri Lanka's tourism sector.
Matsumura added that his team's arrival in Colombo is also due to the favorable impressions he received about Sri Lanka from President Maithripala Sirisena's recent visit to Japan. FSRI's is also the owner and Supreme Advisor of Japan's 3DOM Inc, supplier of one of world's best solid electrical vehicle ...
Ltd Vice General Manager Hai Feng Yuan, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga, Green Leaves Group Chairman Harindra Rodrigo and Sri Lanka Tourism ... a subsidiary of Green Leaves Group, on Tuesday guaranteed to bring 16,000 additional Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka monthly for the next 10 years, ...
Revenue fell 6 percent from a year earlier to 654.5 million rupees in the March 2018 quarter which is part of the peak tourism season, direct costs were flat at 500.5 million rupees, constricting gross profits by 21 percent to 154 million rupees. Marketing expenses rose 37 percent to 17.9 million rupees and ...
May 03, 2018 (LBO) – The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group,is investing US 27 million dollars in Melwa Hotels and Resorts Private Limited towards the development of 3 hotels across Sri Lanka. The investment will increase Sri Lanka's capacity in the tourism sector, ...
COLOMBO, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka plans to attract more tourists from the Middle East by conducting promotion campaigns, a minister here said on Thursday. Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga told Xinhua that Sri Lanka received only 35,000 tourists from ...
The Sri Lanka's largest tourism and travel fair organized by the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) was launched today under the patronage of Minister of Tourism Development, John Amaratunga at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre. Pix by Kithsiri de Mel ...
A delegation of 51 Sri Lanka-based tourism and hospitality companies visited Arabian Travel Market in Dubai to develop tourist arrivals and demand. Sri Lankan Minister of Tourism John Amaratunga, Sri Lankan Consul General – Dubai and Northern Emirates Charitha Yattagoda, Sri Lanka Tourism ...
Sri Lanka has attracted US $465 million in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), exceeding the Board of Investment (BOI) ... of FDI to the country while utilities projects have attracted US $157 million followed by manufacturing, tourism & leisure and apparel, at US $42 million, ...
Departing Fort Lauderdale for Amsterdam on January 6, Silver Whisper will become the first ever ship to visit all seven continents on a world cruise. ... The voyages depart from Mumbai or Singapore with overnight stays in Sri Lanka included, among a host of visits to other exotic destinations in the Indian ...
As a result of President's visit, the Japanese government has expressed willingness to provide assistance to projects in the fields of port development, digitalization, energy, health, tourism, infrastructure development, and marine security and the delegation at length discussed the steps need to be taken ...
However, he mentioned that Sri Lanka is still a safe destination compared to most other major tourist destinations in the region. ... “We at THASL would like to join hands with SLTDA to run workshops in key touristic areas on safety of tourists, general customer service, benefits and sensitivities of tourism”.
The 8th edition of the tourism and travel fair 'Sancharaka Udawa' was inaugurated by Tourism Minister John Amaratunga at the BMICH yesterday. The two-day event which is being organized by Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau ...
Noting that two of Sri Lanka's largest tourist markets, India and China, will account for 25% of the total global population, including the world's largest population of millennials, JLL cautioned that the opportunity cost to Sri Lanka could be high, if it fails to follow through on key initiatives and does not ...
is the enthralling theories and myths the Hinduism has, which surprises us day-to-day. There are enormous stories, plots, and facts that often spellbound us all the way to tickle the sense of curiosity about Hindu Mythology. Be it Ramayana, Mahabharata or other popularly sacred texts, every book carries ...
Round Table Sri Lanka (RTSL) has won the bid to host the Round Table International (RTI) world meeting in 2018 from September 5-9, the group's ... be visiting Wilpattu, Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Sigiriya and Dambulla as part of a tour showcasing the history, culture and natural beauty of Sri Lanka.
The Minister also noted that this suspension was likely to be in place until the said unauthorised constructions were removed by their owners and registrations of these places were undertaken by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). The unauthorised restaurant whose owner was ...
The sartorial overhaul for the long arm of the law was one of the few nuggets of information to come out of a long-winded seminar titled 'Managing Issues, Change and Reputation for the Future of Tourism in Sri Lanka' organised by advertising agency Bates Strategic Alliance and its consultancy NGage, ...
Kerala's robust tourism industry, hard hit by frequent shutdown calls by politicians, wants an end to the menace once and for all. ... “At a time when other states in India and neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka are campaigning aggressively to attract tourists, alienating travellers would have grave ...
The current mainstays of Sri Lanka's economy – are tourism, exports led garment and tea and sprinkling of manufacturing and agricultural products, agriculture with a high proportion of rice production, and remittances from Sri Lankan workers overseas (90% from the Middle East). Its chronic problem is ...
During a recent trip to Sri Lanka, we got our education in tea at the Blue field Tea Gardens in Nuwara Eliya, one of 11 tea-growing regions in the country. Taking a page from wineries, many tea estates offer public tours of fields and production facilities, and feature tasting areas, restaurants and gift shops.
Sri Lanka is looking to become the most preferred destination in Asia for GCC travellers, having received a total of 107,635 tourists from the Middle East ... As part of efforts to boost visitor numbers from the GCC, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau hosted a press conference at the Arabian Travel ...
Sri Lanka is looking to become the most preferred destination in Asia for GCC travellers, having received a total of 107,635 tourists from the Middle ...
The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) says some roads, which were recently opened up for construction purposes near the Yala buffer ... Kavan Ratnayaka said the SLTDA will push for stronger reforms to ensure better visitor management at Yala, Sri Lanka's most-visited wildlife park.
The report noted that the top three most popular non-European destinations for Brits “are New York, then Orlando and in third place is Colombo in Sri Lanka, with its tourism boom continuing after decades of civil war. “Manila in the Philippines, meanwhile, has also stormed into the top 10 and is now the ...
Travel Trade Maldives has announced to host the 3rd edition of TTM from 20th April 2019 to 22nd April 2019. Furthermore, Organizers Maldives Getaways will partner up with Srilankan Authorities to host the first ever Travel Trade Srilanka from the 24th April 2019 to 26th April 2019 in the capital city- ...
... Sri Lanka an array of global brands and businesses via franchise partnerships and authorised dealerships and partnerships as the group banks on higher demand for branded products from local people, whose incomes |are rising. The group is also banking on the country's booming tourism industry.
Overall, India is the top source market for tourism for SriLankan with over 3.8 lakh visiting the island nation last year, which was an 8% growth.
He said overcrowding had been identified as a key issue concerning the Yala national park and added that the Sri Lanka Tourism Development ...
COLOMBO, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 100,000 Chinese tourists visited Sri Lanka till April this year, making China among the top three countries ...
(MENAFN - NewsIn.Asia) Colombo, May 8 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals recorded a 12.6 percent growth in April, when compared to the ...
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 12-6 percent from a year ago to 180,426 in April 2018, with strong growth from India, UK and triple ...
May 08, Colombo: First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign ... tourism sectors; and easing the visa regime between Serbia and Sri Lanka.
Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka for the month of April rose 12.6 percent year-on-year (YoY) to 180, 429 amid higher arrivals from Asia & Pacific and ... A large Sri Lankan expatriate community lives in both Australia and Sri Lanka and they tend to visit Sri Lanka during April to celebrate Avurudu with their ...
Sri Lanka's wildlife tourism currently is in a pathetic state due to the scant regard of safari operators and lodge owners and even the tourists towards the flora and fauna of the country's wildlife sanctuaries open for tourism. According to local tourism sector stakeholder, the entry of international players like ...
However, as Sri Lanka continues to invest in the tourism industry and reach towards its vision of being identified as a place for memorable, authentic ...
Nearly 100,000 Chinese tourists visited Sri Lanka till April this year, making China among the top three countries generating the most number of tourists to the island country, statistics from the Tourism Ministry showed Tuesday. In April, 17,462 Chinese tourists arrived in Sri Lanka, making China the third ...
I am sure that links between our Singaporean businessmen and the Sri Lankan counterparts would have grown stronger after this trip to Sri Lanka. I urge all of you to take advantage of the opportunities to network, and to foster new partnership.” Last year, Sri Lanka-Singapore total bilateral trade was at ...
The latest data from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority shows that, as of the end of April, Sri Lanka enjoyed growth of 16.1 per cent in ...
The Department of Coastal Conservation says that steps would be taken within next month to demolish the unauthorized constructions in the Weligama – Mirissa, Dehiwela - Mt. Lavinia and Negombo coastal belts. B. K. Prabath Chandrakeerthi, the Director General of the Department of Coastal ...
May 11, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's gross official reserve position had ... Earnings from tourism and workers' remittances continued their growth ...
May 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank releasing the monetary policy ... Earnings from tourism and workers' remittances continued their growth ...
May 11, Colombo: Despite a notable income from tourism and net foreign inflow to the stock market, Sri Lanka's trade deficit in February significantly ...
Sri Lanka has more imports than exports because, people in the country earn dollars from remittances and tourism which tends to widen the trade ...
IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) is offering 5 nights/6 days 'Shri Ramayana Yatra-Sri Lanka Ex Delhi' tour package at a ...
Speaking at the meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and Sri Lanka, ... He also welcomed cooperation in various sectors of energy, tourism, ...
The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also said: "Considering ample tourist attractions of Iran and Sri Lanka, issues of tourism and direct flights ...
Addressing the meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and Sri Lanka in ... He also welcomed cooperation in various sectors of energy, tourism, ...
Indians travel to Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and England to watch cricket matches, however, over the last 10 years there is a growing interest to ...
Rouhani also added that the two sides called for establishment of a direct flight between Tehran and Colombo to boost tourism. Elsewhere, the Iranian ...
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Sri Lanka's president invited Iranian businesses to ... and Colombo can boost ties in various fields including energy, tourism, ...
President Sirisena, expressing his views said that the assistance of the Government of Iran is expected for the economic prosperity of Sri Lanka.
Iran and Sri Lanka signed five agreements today following talks between President Maithripala Sirisena the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.
Part of the sales could be to travellers, whose sales are not documented ... be solved by giving a tax rebate for tourists at the airport like VAT refunds.
Mastercard and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB) are offeringexciting opportunities for Indian travellers to avail the convenience of ...
Govt. responds to Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA detractors ... Business visitors will be permitted for a period of not more than 30 days for purposes such as ...
Also discussed at the meetings were the possibility of direct flights between Tehran and Colombo to facilitate tourism between the two countries.
Discounts on Flights, Hotel Stays and Shoppingset to give Indians more reasons to visit Sri Lanka. Mastercard and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions ...
The Airline's Holidaysdivision has also come up with exciting holiday packages offering tickets, hotel stay, airport transfers and excursions at a very ...
The Governor General noted that Sri Lanka was rich in the education sector and ... Enhancing cooperation in tourism, agriculture, human resources ...
IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) tourism is ... It is also offering 5 nights/6 days 'Shri Ramayana Yatra-Sri Lanka Ex Delhi' ...
(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) width="248" height="165" data-recalc-dims="1" />Iran and Sri Lanka signed five agreements today following talks ...
(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) width="315" height="155" data-recalc-dims="1" />Mastercard and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB) ...
The Premier said more job opportunities will be created following the introduction of the industrial and tourism zones. "Following the war we were not ...
For millennial-minded travellers, the recently launched Avani+ Luang ... Escape to Avani Kalutara Resort, Sri Lanka where the Kalu Ganga River ...
A new direct connection from Australia has lead to a sharp rise in Australian tourists to Maldives on Sri Lankan Airlines' new Sri Lanka-Maldives ...
Sri Lanka has expressed interest in establishing direct banking links with ... air links and tourism were among other areas discussed by both leaders.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Serbia Ivica Dacic, who had paid a visit to Sri Lanka early this month, speaks about the latest ...
Odisha urges AIR Asia to operate flight to Colombo and Bangkok ... Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda told news persons here that ...
Odisha government has requested the Air Asia to operate its flight from Bhubaneswar to Colombo and Bangkok, informed Tourism Minister Ashok ...
Sri Lanka to address unemployment in the country, says its PM ... He informed about new jobs to be created in the industrial and tourism fields.
... to two international destinations — Sri Lankan capital Colombo and Thailand capital Bangkok — in the upcoming days, informed State Tourism and ...
AirAsia is planning to launch next international flights to Colombo and Bangkok from Bhubaneswar after Kuala Lumpur, Tourism and Culture Minister ...
John Amaratunge, Minister of Tourism Development and Christian ... of Understanding between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of ...
Government doctors are to stage a token strike tomorrow against the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Sri Lanka and Singapore.
IRCTC Tourism is offering a 4 Nights/5 Days 'Scenic Andaman' air tour package ... IRCTC Tourism's 'Scenic Andaman' package details ... a six-day flight tour package to Sri Lanka from Rs. 47,600, and a 10-day package tour to Gaya ...
... international flights to Colombo and Bangkok from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) Bhubaneswar after Kuala Lumpur. Tourism and Culture ...
AirAsia may launch ops to Colombo, Bangkok ... coming days, informed State Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda here on Tuesday.
According to Nepal Tourism Board, tourist arrivals surged by 45,993 or ... As per NTB, a total of 18,166 tourists from Sri Lanka and 10,945 tourists from ...
IRCTC or Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is offering a tour ... 29,000, and a 6-day flight tour package to Sri Lanka, among others.
While Indians have been travelling to Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and England to watch cricket matches, over the last 10 years there has also ...
He pointed out that the airport and aviation sector of Sri Lanka must adopt a strategic plan – a roadmap similar to the three-year Tourism Strategic Plan ...
Apparel and textiles are the backbone of Sri Lanka's tradable sector, representing 47% of total exports in 2016. And while industries such as tourism, ...
The Sinhalese version of the official website of the Ministry of Tourism ... and the website of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Honorary ...
( May 18, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) First in 2017, now again, this year, unknown black hat hackers team named as Tamil Eelam Cyber Force ...
Trade expansion with Sri Lanka urged ... of herbal medicine, gem and jewellery, culture, commerce and trade, science and technology and tourism.
... multi-sectoral cooperation in the fields of herbal medicine, gem and jewelry, culture, commerce and trade, science and technology and tourism. He said that Sri Lanka offers huge opportunities in gem and jewelry, rubber, garments, ...
Pakistani business chamber seeks to expand two-way trade with Sri Lanka ... May 19, Colombo: A delegation of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and ... and jewelry, culture, commerce and trade, science and technology and tourism.
... jewelry, culture, commerce & trade, science and technology and tourism. ... The ideal and friendly relationship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is ...
(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) width="294" height="184" ... of this sort will 'immensely benefit' the country's tourism industry which is on an ambitious ...
Several Sri Lankan websites including the website of the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs have been hit by a ...
Sri Lanka is to diversify its export products considering the current demand in the export market and develop a mechanism to reach non-traditional ...
He always yearned to see Sri Lanka's Big Cat, the leopard, like its small ... with Riaz based in Sri Lanka handling in-bound high-end visitors keen on ...
Sri Lanka grappling with economic nationalism, says Eran ... “It's a dilemma in the tourism, tea, rubber and coconut industries in Sri Lanka whereas it's ...
How does animal cruelty impact on the tourism industry of a nation? In some tourist resorts in Sri Lanka, there are cruel methods of dealing with stray ...
This has resulted in further delays for a campaign prompting industry representations on the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Board to request an urgent ...
Sri Lanka's tourism authorities offer very lucrative mobile phone packages inclusive of sufficient international calling minutes and country-wide data ...
May 20, Colombo: The National Export Strategy (NES) to raise export earnings in six priority sectors including information technology, health tourism, ...
It's Goa's loss and Sri Lanka's gain as far as Telugu tourist flow to the island nation is concerned. More and more Casino-bound tourists from the ...
The pioneer in converting marine containers to usable work space in Sri Lanka, Advantis Engineering has partnered with the team behind The Box ...
... four parallel breakout sessions on Navigating the Operating Landscape – Regulations – Tax – Forex – Land, Projects in the Pipeline: PPP and Western Region Megapolis Project, Thriving from the growing Capital Markets and Plugging into opportunities: Port City, Tourism, Logistics and Agriculture.”
According to the draft plan, the future development initiatives in the corridor, such as industrial estates, cultural development zones, tourism zones, urban service centres will be concentrated on six major population centres in the corridor—Colombo Megapolis, Gampaha Metro Region, Negombo Metro ...
“We have a tie up with Ballagio Casino and SriLankan Airlines, which often come up with exciting packages with low pricing. This apart, of late, wedding tourism from India is evolving as a big industry here. The high-net-worth individuals are seen arriving here in chartered flights for family weddings,” ...
... Region Megapolis Project, Thriving from the growing Capital Markets and Plugging into opportunities: Port City, Tourism, Logistics and Agriculture.”
May 23, Colombo: Aitken Spence PLC recorded a steady financial ... The tourism sector recorded a growth of 18.2% in revenue to Rs. 28.5 billion, ...
Aitken Spence is the second largest leisure sector operator in Sri Lanka after John Keells and has a sizable portfolio of resorts in Maldives.
The summer travel season is just around the corner and you may be ... Travellers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan enjoy travel ...
SriLankan Airlines, long in the forefront of global conservation efforts, launched a new 'Corporate Policy on the Carriage of Fauna & Flora on Board ...
SriLankan Airlines launched a new 'Corporate Policy on the Carriage of Fauna & Flora on Board SriLankan Aircraft' on May 22, 2018, to strengthen its ...
Aitken Spence is the second largest leisure sector operator in Sri Lanka after John Keells and has a sizable portfolio of resorts in the Maldives.
During the event, Mr. Imtiaz Muqbil, Executive Editor of Travel Impact ... Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (May 2017) and Institute for ...
It is often the case – particularly in a developing country such as Sri Lanka – that the tax system, primarily income tax, becomes complex over time.
Administratively, an electronic travel authorisation (ETA) scheme is in place, which ... Under the current law, for a non-citizen to work in Sri Lanka, a residence visa ... After arriving in Sri Lanka the residence visa has to be applied for.
For recreation, post the convention the HRAWI is also organizing tours for delegates in Colombo and Kandy over the next three days. Mr. Kumar De ...
“We want to display our culture and uniqueness to Chinese travelers, and the beauty and many attractions of Sri Lanka as well,” said Randima ...
COLOMBO: Derided by the international media as a “White elephant”, and as port which ships avoid, the ... He said the mega Port City project, once completed will attract tourism into Colombo city as there will be luxury hotels, ...
Sri Lanka may be a touch rough by international tourism standards, but that's entirely its charm. As an emerging destination, this South Asian island ...
Other schemes that have leveraged reduced travel times include the government initiative, led by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, ...
The theme of the convention will be Surfing the Wave of Global Tourism. ... Hotel Association of Sri Lanka, Aravinda de Silva, deputy chairman, Ideal ...
Australian travel company Intrepid has released an Adventure Tourism ... Already viewed as a destination on the rise, Sri Lanka still only sees 2.2 ...
May 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ... The tourism industry in Jaffna, Mannar, Vavuniya, and Trincomalee areas ...
“Out of the nine provinces in Sri Lanka, we must remember that the poorest is the North. Other than Jaffna, this situation encompasses Kilinochchi and ...
Almost half of foreign tourists in 2017 hailed from five countries ... for visitors from India, China, United States, United Kingdom and Sri Lanka, states ...
A total of 9,40,217 foreign tourists arrived in Nepal last year and five countries -- India, China, United States, United Kingdom and Sri Lanka ...
Born in the UK, she grew up visiting Sri Lanka's largest city with her parents who, though from Jaffna, had lived in Colombo during the Civil War and ...
ECONOMYNEXT - Mirissa, a tourist hotspot in southern Sri Lanka that came into prominence with whale watching over the last decade, is getting ...
As Sri Lanka has sought to increase development and particularly tourism infrastructure, this has seen the relocation of people into areas populated by ...
'Out of the nine provinces in Sri Lanka, we must remember that the poorest is the North. Other than Jaffna, this situation encompasses Kilinochchi and ...
About 10 percent of them may be tourists. Almost half of the passengers to Colombo continue their journey to the Gulf destinations. About a quarter of ...
... added to the Colombo city by reclamation of the sea is to be released, Colombo Page reported. CHECK OUT Sri Lanka travel and tourism: 21 things ...
Five reasons why Sri Lanka needs to attract foreign direct investments ... You may have heard that Sri Lanka is intent on drumming up more foreign ... in sectors such as tourism, logistics, information technology-enabled services, and ...
The new section of the Responsible Travel website includes trips to a long list of countries, everywhere from Greece to Sri Lanka and Seychelles.
May 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's exports peaked to historic high levels in ... earnings from tourism in March 2018 are estimated at US$ 433 million, with ...
Estimated tourism earnings rose 24.1 percent to 433 million US dollars. Sri Lanka has a current account deficit due to mostly government borrowing ...
Sri Lanka needs to up its game in developing its tourism product and entertainment offering to attract higher spending tourists, a top official of Sri ...
Jun 01, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's overall exports were up by 6.3 percent to ... Earnings from tourism increased notably in March 2018 continuing the ...
One such meeting was with the chairperson, Shanghai Tourism Administration, Xu Weiwan with a view to increase outbound traffic to Sri Lanka and ...
The Chefs' Guild of Lanka unveiled the 18th edition of Culinary Art Food Expo (CAFE) 2018 yesterday at the BMICH Colombo with Tourism ...
Minister Amaratunga invited Chairman Weiwan to visit Sri Lanka along with a delegation of tourism officials and industry experts on a fact finding tour.
... yesterday under the patronage of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga. Food companies from Sri Lanka ...
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne was my boss there and he contributed to promoting wildlife-based tourism in Sri Lanka. Q: Were you taking photographs ...
Sri Lanka was showcased in all its splendour at the Shanghai World Travel Fair held at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre in China last week. This was ...
COLOMBO: When hospitality branding specialist QUO founder/CEO David Keen walked into the lift of the new Jaz hotel in Amsterdam on opening day ...
COLOMBO, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister John Amaratunga recently held talks with China's tourism and airline officials to ...
Sri Lanka was showcased in all its splendour at the Shanghai World Travel Fair held at Shanghai Exhibition Centre in China last week. This was the ...
Colombo, June 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister John Amaratunga held talks with China's tourism and airline officials to encourage more ...
Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister John Amaratunga held talks with China's tourism and airline officials to encourage more Chinese visitors to the island ...
Colombo: Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister John Amaratunga held talks with China's tourism and airline officials to encourage more Chinese visitors to the ...
The Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs announced the appointment of Mr. Dehan Seneviratne as Chairman, Sri Lanka ...
Dehan Seneviratne, a veteran marketing industry personality, has been appointed as Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLT[B) with ...
The Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs announced the appointment of Mr. Dehan Seneviratne as Chairman of the Sri ...
... the trickle down and multiplier effects in the tourism sector is quite large. ... It is said that due to the high cost of construction in Sri Lanka, this index is ...
The Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Ministry ... of veteran marketer Dehan Seneviratne as the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion ...
Dehan Seneviratne, a veteran marketing industry personality, has been appointed as Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLT[B) with eff.
June 04, Colombo: The Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs announced the appointment of Mr. Dehan Seneviratne as ...
The Tourism industry has been referred to as a 'Thrust Industry' and 'Engine of Growth' by the state ad nauseam, while in reality the industry is paid ...
Tourism Promotion Minister John Amaratunga during an interview with the spoke ... The Ministers representing Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in the ...
The big dinosaurs are calling on the Sri Lanka's tourism authorities to tighten regulations in a bid to kill the competition from a start-up ecosystem.
The Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs has appointed Dehan Seneviratne as Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion ...
Whale-watching from above is a new concept in Sri Lanka with F-Air promoting “air tourism”. The company follows the Whale and Dolphin Watching ...
The Ministry of Tourism, Sri Lanka, has extended support and blessings to the Summit, in appreciation of the initiative of the housekeepers. Minister of ...
This helps solve a critical problem, since Sri Lanka has as many as 31 people ... “Through this partnership, we want to help make travel safer, increase ...
Sri Lanka is a priority country for IFC. IFC's committed portfolio in Sri Lanka covers projects across a range of sectors, including infrastructure, tourism, ...
It is currently operational in four districts of the country including Colombo, Kandy, Gampaha and Kalutara, and claims to cater to the travel needs of ...
COLOMBO, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals grew by 6.2 percent in May, compared to the same month last year, with over 129,000 ...
The tourism industry has been referred to as a “Thrust Industry” and “Engine of Growth” by the state ad nauseam, while in reality, the industry is paid ...
IFC invests US$ 2.5 mn in Sri Lanka's ride-hailing company PickMe ... including infrastructure, tourism, renewable energy, finance, and healthcare.
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's tourism arrivals grew 6.2 percent to 129.466 in May 2018 from a year earlier with strong growth in visitors from India ...
June 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 6.2 percent in May this year compared to the same period last year, surpassing one million arrivals ...
The latest statistics released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Authority indicate that during the first five months of 2018 – from January to May, the ...
June 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said the country can overcome the challenges and reach the envisaged ...
On a hot, sunny afternoon, a group of young development professionals follows Iromi Perera around the city of Colombo on an educational tour.
My maiden visit to Sri Lanka in the last week of May of 2018 has made me fall in love with the nation. And the week-long journey across four cities of ...
While creating a relevant tourism story with sustainability at the core of this ... For more information on Swim Week Colombo, visit the official website ...
Speaking about the potential of Sri Lanka for its tourism and MICE strength, Hon'ble Consul General of Sri Lanka – Chamari Rodrigo said, “Sri Lanka ...
... government had identified promoting logistics, communication, and financial tourism as new areas in making Sri Lanka the hub of the Indian Ocean.
Stronger commercial accountability, data and technology savviness, and the ability to better influence the company culture are significant changes ...
... He previously served as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Tourism as well ... appointed to a senior position at the Embassy of Maldives in Sri Lanka.
The 18th Regional Convention will be held in Sri Lanka from 27th June to ... “The second day will begin with a city tour paired with a lunch at a local ...
June 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea reaffirming their ... The Political Consultations follow the State Visit of President Maithripala ...
'Rumble in the Jungle' mountain biking showcasing beauty of Sri Lanka ... considerable expertise in adventure tourism events (www.lsrtravel.com).
In a move to popularize careers in the hospitality industry among youth, the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management announced it would ...
She said, “Sri Lanka is a favourite tourist destination, and we want to maintain good relations with India. I would like to welcome everyone to Sri Lanka ...
The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority entered into a MoU with Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG), an initiative by the Australian Government's ...
“Although ivory was a rich form of art in ancient Sri Lanka, it should be ... out that 'museum marketing' is an integral part of modern cultural tourism.
The Chinese company involved in the Hambantota Port project has put on hold the last tranche of US$ 585 million to Sri Lanka over a dispute ...
Whale-watching-by-air is a new concept in Sri Lanka with F-Air promoting “air tourism' on the lines of a New Zealand Tourism product. Whale and ...
As for the tourism sector, there were 1,700 Qataris who visited Sri Lanka in 2016, reflecting more “potential opportunities,” Seetharaman said.
As for the tourism sector, there were 1,700 Qataris who visited Sri Lanka in 2016, reflecting more 'potential opportunities, Seetharaman said.
As for the tourism sector, there were 1,700 Qataris who visited Sri Lanka in 2016, reflecting more "potential opportunities," Seetharaman said.
Sri Lanka last week made two significant decisions impacting on its emerging tourism market, appointing a new head to its state tourism promotion ...
HONG KONG, June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Big Story in partnership with Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau takes its viewers on a cinematic journey ...
Sri Lanka's second international airport, Mattala International Airport, has been left without a single scheduled flight this year after its remaining carrier ...
Colombo Court Recommits to the Planet on World Environment Day ... Colombo Court Hotel & Spa, Asia's first CarbonNeutral® hotel, renewed its ... and tourism industries follow their lead on helping protect our environment.”.
June 12, Colombo: Two new state ministers and five new deputy ministers took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential ...
Aluwihare got Tourism Development and Christian Affairs and Lucky Jayawardena was given Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community ...
Dr. Tatiana Nenova, World Bank Program Leader for Sri Lanka and ... in Sri Lanka, limiting FDI especially for smaller ventures such as in tourism. 6.
Among the club's activities this year was a 'Speechcraft' programme at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM), where a new ...
Sri Lanka is to consider limiting new approvals for tourism projects in tourist hotspots as over visitation threatens the sustainability of the country's ...
The Sri Lanka-Australia-New Zealand Business Council of the Ceylon ... for further development of trade, investment and tourism between Sri Lanka ...
Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management chairman Sunil Dissanayake said the hospitality industry estimates it needs nearly 110,000 new ...
June 14, Colombo: The Sri Lanka-Australia-New Zealand Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has convened a Networking ...
The High Commissioner emphasized the potential for co-operation in the hospitality and tourism sector and suggested that India and Sri Lanka could ...
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is developing seafront infrastructure and regulations to promote boat building and nautical tourism, Minister of ...
This island has something for everyone. That's why, when it came time for her annual mother-son bonding trip, Janine di Giovanni decided it was time ...
SLITHM, previously known as the Ceylon Hotel School and School of Tourism, is Sri Lanka's pioneer hospitality and tourism training provider.
“This Show will be the first ever marine festival in Sri Lanka organized to showcase the country's capabilities in marine tourism recreational boating ...
"This Show will be the first ever marine festival in Sri Lanka organized to showcase the country's capabilities in marine tourism recreational boating ...
Muslims in Sri Lanka would celebrate Eid Ul-Fitr tomorrow as the new moon has been ... June 14, 08:09 pm: Dubai has announced holiday for schools.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM), previously known as the Ceylon Hotel School & School of Tourism is Sri Lanka's ...
"Sri Lanka's rapidly growing tourism industry will see the addition of nearly 17,000 star class rooms in the next three years," Amaratunga said.
Ms Chitranganee Wagiswara discussed with the Governor, the possibility of improving co-operation between Sri Lanka and Kerala in Tourism and ...
“This show will be the first ever marine festival in Sri Lanka organised to showcase the country's capabilities in marine tourism, recreational boating ...
Fashion Week Colombo, presented by Olu Tropical Water, is back this July and will take place at Colombo's Shangri-La Hotel, showcasing swimwear ...
Nayan Sarkar, a businessman from Maheshtala, booked a family trip to Sri Lanka for Puja. "We don't have too many days to spare. The Lankan ...
The Sri Lankan Embassy in Korea and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau co-hosted the inaugural "Sri Lanka Day" cultural festival in Seoul on ...
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka said it is providing subsidized credit to providers of homestay accommodation to tourists, as part of proposals made in the ...
The event was organised by Parsia Communication Private Limited and supported by Sri Lanka tourism ministry. The grand finale was attended by ...
Sri Lanka developing seafront infrastructure, rules for boat building, nautical tourism Malik Sanarawickrama During 2018 Boar Show Launching ...
Sri Lanka's luxury beachfront properties are currently riding the crest of a real estate boom from both tourism as well as investment growth.
The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) announced the launch of a loan scheme for homestay operators across the country, in line ...
Sri Lanka, the teardrop shaped island in the Indian Ocean, is the size of ... Resplendent Ceylon is the tourism arm of Sri Lankan-owned Dilmah Tea ...
Thiruvananthapuram: Discussions with the Indian government on foreign direct investment in service, industry, technology and tourism sectors have ...
Miss Tourism SriLanka 2018, Mister Ocean SriLanka 2018, Global Charity Queen 2018 සහ The Young Beauty of SriLanka 2018 තේරීමේ තරග ඊයේ ...
With Sri Lanka pursuing an aggressive trade liberalisation and greater .... “Sri Lanka's biggest service export is tourism, but ASEAN appears to be an ...
However, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) pointed out that many international hotel chains operating in Sri Lanka have ...
By Shabiya Ali Ahlam. Sri Lanka's tourism sector that is gathering steam to become the top revenue earner for the country saw its potential and ...
The main objective of the festival is to showcase Sri Lanka's capabilities in recreational boating and yachting , nautical tourism, boat building and ...
With a population of around 4 million, Maldives' principal activities are tourism and fishing. Maldives Fish remains a major import to Sri Lanka.