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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 Tourism Partners Marco Pierre Challenge

Minister of Tourism Development, John Amaratunga was the Chief Guest at the Grand Finale. The Guest of Honour was the British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, James Dauris. Among the distinguished invitees were the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Paddy Withana and President of Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, Ajit Gunewardene.  Almost a 100 applications had been received for the Cook-off Challenge which had been narrowed down to six finalists for the January 30 showdown. While Marco Pierre White himself sat in judgement at the finale, he also spent time visiting the work stations of the participants, offering expert advice on the finishing touches as the clocked ticked by. All the finalists were awarded medals, certificates and dinner vouchers courtesy of Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts while the winner received a grand trophy, a certificate personally signed by Marco Pierre, a hamper from Cinnamon Hotels, an overnight stay at Cinnamon Bey, an oven and also a work offer at the British High Commission in Colombo.