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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 shines at Top Résa Méga Travel Fair in Paris

The Sri Lanka Pavillion was a popular attraction at the Top Résa Méga Travel Fair 2016 in Paris. 

Minister of Tourism Development, Christian Religious Affairs and Lands, John Amaratunga declared open the Sri Lanka Pavilion on the inaugural day of Top Résa Méga Travel Fair in Paris on September 20, 2016 accompanied by Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Tilak Ranaviraja and Advisor to the Minister, Felix Rodrigo.

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Minister John Amaratunga lights the traditional oil lamp with Ambassador Tilak Ranaviraja on the inaugural Day of Top Résa Méga Tourist Fair in Paris.

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Minister John Amaratunga speaking at the Top Résa Travel Fair in Paris flanked by Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism, Paddy Withana and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to France, Tilak Ranaviraja.