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  • Ranil for high growth South Asia region

    October 8th, 2015 By T. Ramakrishnan

    Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has mooted the idea of creating a “High Growth South Asia Region” to tackle the scenario of low economic growth globally. The establishment of the proposed region, which would facilitate realise economic potential and bring higher living...

  • Sri Lanka Tourism to focus on Asian Tourism as arrivals from Asia reach 45% of total

    October 8th, 2015

    Sri Lanka Tourism must focus on Asian Tourism as arrivals from Asia amounted to 45.3% of the total reaching 595,583 arrivals while the contribution from Europe dropped to 39% as at end September 2015, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Chairman Dr. Rohantha Athukorala said. Sri Lanka Tourism will be...

  • Ravi Karunanayake promises open sky policy in 2016 Budget

    October 8th, 2015 By Charumini de Silva

    In a bid to ensure Sri Lanka tourism and aviation achieves greater heights, the Government is considering the implementation of an open sky policy.“I can assure you that this open sky policy will soon come into place. You will see the reflections of that open sky policies in the next Budget,”...

  • Elephant Reach crowned ‘Best Wildlife Resort’ by Lonely Planet

    October 7th, 2015
    Elephant Reach crowned ‘Best Wildlife Resort’ by Lonely Planet

    From left: Minister of Tourism and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga, Elephant Reach Hotel Managing Director Malinga Fernando and Lanka Hotels and Resorts Chairman Clement Fernando with the awardElephant Reach Hotel, Yala, earned top honours as Lonely Planet Magazine, India’s ‘Best Wildlife...

  • Colombo International Maritime Conference gives boost for tourism

    September 14th, 2015
    Colombo International Maritime Conference gives boost for tourism

    SLTPB and SLAITO take initiative to make Sri Lanka as a turnaround destination for cruise tourism Royal Caribbean Cruises, Royal Asian Cruises participate at the CIMC       Mc Ocean Princess at the passenger terminal of SLPA In an aggressive and positive approach Sri Lanka...