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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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New Hotel School Opened In Polonnaruwa

A new branch of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management was opened in Polonnaruwa on July 3, 2016. The response from the youth in the area was quite encouraging and 65 youngsters were enrolled for basic courses.

"The opening of the new satelite school  is in line with the Tourism Ministry's strategy to go to the youth rather than wait for them to come to us in order to meet the trained HR requirements of the fast growing hospitality industry," said Minister John Amaratunga speaking at the launch of the school in Polonnaruwa.