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  • Bigwigs to show tourism’s way forward

    October 12th, 2015
    Bigwigs to show tourism’s way forward

    Minister John Amaratunga to appoint top personalities to Advisory Committee under Tourism ActSeveral prominent persons in the leisure industry are to be appointed to the Tourism Advisory Board this week, the Daily FT learns.The appointment to the Advisory Committee by Tourism Minister John Amaratunga...

  • Srilanka looks to China to buoy Hambantota port

    October 12th, 2015
    Srilanka looks to China to buoy Hambantota  port

    Sri Lanka’s new leaders are banking on Chinese investments to revive the Hambantota port project.Hambantota gained notoriety as a port without ships and was the butt of opposition criticism of then Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Following Rajapaksa’s ouster in January’s presidential...

  • Cruise tourism marketing plan unveiled

    October 12th, 2015
    Cruise tourism marketing plan unveiled

    Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau in partnership with SLITO and THASL has unveiled the first marketing plan for cruise tourism.The plan was presented to Tourism Development and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga at the International Maritime Conference at Galadari Hotel in the presence of top...

  • South Asia Gateway Terminals ranked #1 for terminal productivity in South Asia

    October 9th, 2015
    South Asia Gateway Terminals ranked #1 for terminal productivity in South Asia

    SAGT has been recognised by the Journal of Commerce (JOC) USA in its annual Terminal Productivity Ranking 2014 as being the #1 ranked in South Asia and #4 in the world.SAGT is the first private container terminal operator in the Port of Colombo commencing in 1999. It consists of four shareholders –...

  • Business confidence at an all-time high: LMD

    October 9th, 2015
    Business confidence at an all-time high: LMD

    Business magazine LMD reports that the “business community is highly optimistic about the future,” according to the latest LMD-Nielsen BCI, which broke the psychologically critical landmark of 200 basis points in September.The last time the index came close to surpassing this milestone was...