Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority’s (SLTDA) action plan for Kuchchaveli won the first place for the best sustainable tourism action plan at the High-Level Policy Forum on Tourism Development 2018, organized by the Korean government and Korean Tourism Organization (KTO), in Seoul, last month.At the forum, participants from 10 countries were asked to present their action plans on capacity building for inclusive growth in tourism in their respective countries, as part of a knowledge sharing seminar on Sustainable Tourism Development.
The Indonesian Naval Ship ‘Kri Sultan Hasanuddin’ arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit yesterday (08th September). The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval customs, upon her arrival. A group of officials from the Embassy of Indonesia in Colombo was also present on the occasion.
State Minister of Highways and Road Development Dr M.L.A.M.Hisbullah explains investment opportunities in the Eastern Province. The discussion was focused on the development of transport facilities in East. A Japanese delegation has explored investment opportunities in road development and railway in the Eastern Province.
The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during August 2018 was 200,359. In comparison to August last year, there is a growth of 4.9% when the arrivals were 190,928.This month, the largest source market for tourists is India, followed by China and United Kingdom.Almost 99% of tourists travelled by air to Sri Lanka.
Tech giant, Google has introduced a new search experience that makes it easier for jobseekers in three South Asian countries including Sri Lanka to find employment opportunities on popular job listing websites, online classifieds and companies.The new feature is directly integrated into Google Search to provide a complete list of jobs on the web. At the launch, the job search will have hundreds of thousands of job listings from thousands of sites.
Aeroflot, the Russian Airline, will re-launch regular non-stop flights to Colombo from October 28, 2018, the Moscow-based airline announced yesterday.The airline stopped regular flights to Colombo around a decade ago.The flights will operate under the winter schedule effective through March 30, 2019. Tickets are now available for purchase online and at travel agents worldwide.
Batticaloa and the adjoining areas which were devastated by war and the tsunami will gain a major economic transformation when internal air flights are started soon linking Colombo Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Sigiriya and Palali. “This will be a major boost to the tourist industry in particular, which will provide ample job opportunities and income avenues to the people,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
President Maithripala Sirisena who attended the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) held in Kathmandu, Nepal, commenced his two-day state visit to Nepal with the conclusion of the Summit, yesterday(01st).President Sirisena marking his first programme worshipped several religious places including the magnificent Lumbini, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama.The Chief Minister of the province and the Minister of the Culture warmly received the President when he arrived at the venue.
The team of the Jaffna Puththur College wins the All Island School volleyball tournament cup held at the National Enterprise Sri Lanka Exabition at Monaragala on August 31st, last day of the exabition.
Realizing its large potential for the development of Adventure Tourism which is an emerging sector with possibilities of future expansion, Sri Lanka has launched a program to assist the tourism industry to standardize and develop adventure tourism and training in the country.Under the initiative, Sri Lanka Tourism Development and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga launched "The Adventure Tourism Curricula" at a ceremony held on 29th August 2018 at the Temple Trees.