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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.

Ranil hails Lanka for retaining Best Destination status

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is hailing Sri Lanka for retaining its title as the “best destination for tourists to visit and the best destination in the world following the Easter Sunday attacks."

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".

Nasheed wants world to visit SL

Expressing solidarity with the country's South Asian neighbour, Maldives Speaker and Former President Mohamed Nasheed today said the world should visit Sri Lanka.

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.

Japanese envoy in Sri Lanka next week

Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister Dr. Hiroto Izumi will be in Sri Lanka between 20 and 22 June.

BIA reopens arrival and departure lobbies for visitors

The Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) has lifted the restrictions on permitting visitors to its arrival and departure concourses (lobbies) with effect from 12 pm today (10).

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