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Hamilton Canal to be redeveloped for tourism and commuting

Sri Lanka Tourism will seek Dutch assistance in redeveloping the Hamilton Canal as a tourist attraction as well as a mode of public transit to ease traffic congestion


SLTDA gets tough with “foreigners only” establishments

ri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) is warning licensed establishments which adopt discriminatory practices against local tourists with a ‘foreigners only’ policy.


Registration of tourist hotels mandatory – Minister

Minister Prasanna Ranatunga has instructed the registration of all tourist hotels to be made compulsory.


US re-issues travel warning for Sri Lanka

The United States has reissued its “Exercise Increased Caution” Travel Advisory for Sri Lanka “in view of the upcoming holidays,” a notice to US citizens a notice posted on the Embassy webpage said.


Vote for Sajith to continue mega projects -PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that all mega projects which were launched by the current government would proceed under an administration headed by New Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa.


More private, less govt participation in tourism promotion, PM tells Quest

In an interview with CNN's Richard Quest, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called for reduced governemnt participation in promoting tourism.


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.


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