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Travel + Leisure ranks Sri Lanka Best Island in the World

Popular travel magazine Travel + Leisure has ranked Sri Lanka No. 1 in its list of 15 Best Islands in the World.


Saroja Sirisena assumes duties as Austria Ambassador

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador-designate to the Republic of Austria Saroja Sirisena assumed duties in Vienna yesterday (1 July).


Sri Lanka exporters, tourism sector woo China

Some 30 Sri Lankan companies representing various sectors took part in the 16th China International Small and Medium Fair (CISMEF) last week as part of a Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) campaign to showcase and promote Sri Lankan products to the Asian giant.


US downgrades travel advisory

The United States yesterday downgraded its travel advisory on Sri Lanka, imposed in the wake of the Easter attacks, from Level 3 to Level 2, advising American citizens travelling to Sri Lanka to exercise "extreme caution".


From left: Military Spokesperson Brigadier Sumith Attapattu, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes, The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka President Sanath Ukwatte and Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators Harith Perera

Five promotional tour packages launched to attract Indian tourists – SLTPB

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), in partnership with a number of state and private sector stakeholders, today introduced five promotional tour packages targeting Indian tourists.


Luxury cruise ship docked at H’tota Port last week

The luxury cruise liner ‘Europa 2’ docked at the Hambantota Port last week for an overnight stay, allowing over 200 passengers onboard to experience Sri Lanka, a statement from the Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) said.


Four countries soften travel advisories to Sri Lanka

Four countries have now softened their travel advisories to Sri Lanka urging travelers to be extremely cautious and responsible for their personal safety.


Emergency can be lifted soon – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena is saying that the state of Emergency can be lifted once the one month period is over next month.


From left: Military Spokesperson Brigadier Sumith Attapattu, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes, The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka President Sanath Ukwatte and Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators Harith Perera

Sri Lanka tourist industry seeks security statement to get back on track

Sri Lanka's tourist industry is looking to recover from a massive blow from Easter Sunday bombings, with tighter security and promotions to entice visitors, officials said, but is awaiting a government statement on security.