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Economic Policy Statement by Prime Minister

We have not been able to make the best utilization of our tourist resources. We need to create a productive and result oriented tourism industry and not one driven by numbers alone." Download Full Speech

Sri Lanka Tourism To Take-off Seasonal Celebrations

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority together with other tourism institutions under the Ministry organized the ‘Tourism Fest with the spirit of Christmas’ from 19th to 23rd December 2015 .

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Sri Lanka at World’s Main Travel show

The Sri Lanka Pavilion at the ITB Travel tour in Berlin Germanywas organized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Brandswasa big draw The world’s largest travel and trade show, ITB washeld in Berlin 9-11 March 2016 and this . This year’s ITB is of special significance to Sri Lanka as it is the 50th consecutive year the country is participating at this show. Incidentally, ITB and Sri Lanka Tourism both celebrate golden jubilees this year. Minister of Tourism Development John Amaratungalead Sri Lanka’s delegation to event.

Sri Lanka presence at the far was the represent by64 travel industry organizations. The Sri Lanka Pavilion was inaugurated by German Member of Parliament, JurgenKlimke, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany and Switzerland, Mr. KarunatilekaAmunugama, Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Paddy Withana were also in attended.