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    14,270 visitors experience Sri Lankan treasures - Expo 2015

    May 20, 2015

    World Expo is hosted every five years by a different country in the world with the aim of promoting industrial and technological progress world–wide. Expo 2015 has attracted 14,270 visitors as at 16th May where the treasures of Sri Lanka have been experienced leading to new partnership between Sri Lanka and the world said the Commissioner General for Sri Lanka Rohantha Athukorala.

    The Sri Lanka pavilion is unique with the top 7 institutions of Sri Lanka under one roof that includes EDB, BOI, Tea Board, SriLankan, Craft Council, National Gem and Jewellery and Sri Lanka Tourism branded One Island: thousand treasures.

    The first month dedicated to Tourism led to the Minister of Tourism and Sports visiting the Expo 2015 exposition that resulted securing a 1.3 million business for Sri Lanka by way of 8000 visitors charter established with a life style vacation destination company that gave Sri Lanka a head start with the total cost covered and the positive cash flow of 96 million rupees coming into the country in the first year of operation.

     

    "We are working on a ROI based investment strategy" said Tourism Promotions Bureau Chairman Rohantha Athukorala. Chairman and Ministers of each of the institutions that deals with Ceylon Tea, gemstones, apparel industry, Ceylon Cinnamon and tourism will attend Expo 2015 in the next five months.

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