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Bohra Conference to generate more than Rs.9 billion – UNP

The World Annual Bohra Conference which will be held in Sri Lanka until the 10tt of September is expected to generate an income of Rs 9.1 billion ( 52 million USD) to the country, UNP Parliamentarian Chandima Gamage said.


SL promoting Ramayana heritage sites

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Austin Fernando requested the members of the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI), to support promoting Sri Lanka’s Ramayana Heritage sites among Indian travellers, which will create a win-win situation for the respective stakeholders.


SL expects up to 2 million visitors in 2019 as visa fees waived off for 48 countries

Sri Lanka is projected to attract 1.9 to 2 million tourists in 2019, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Chairman Kishu Gomes said.


Free visa on arrival for 46 countries

Sri Lanka is to re-introduce the free visa on arrival facility for citizens of 46 countries with effect from August 1, Minister of Tourism John Amaratunga said.


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.


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