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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 wows Japan Tourism Expo

Sri Lanka Tourism showcased the Sri Lankan prestige at the JATA Tourism Expo 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight which was held from 22 to 25 September. It was held under the patronage of Sri Lankan Ambassador to Japan Dhammika Ganganath Dissanayaka, Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Secretary Janaka Sugathadasa, Miss Tourism Japan Yumi Hashimoto and JM, Marketing Kalpa Gunasinghe, who represented Sri Lanka Tourism and   coordinated the event. In parallel to the fair, Sri Lanka Tourism also held two road shows in Nagoya and Tokyo, which gave an opportunity to visitors and all tourism stakeholders to share their ideas and get to know more about the Sri Lankan tourism sector. 

60 companies from Japan and 22 companies and from Sri Lanka participated in the road show held at Tokyo while 15 media companies from Japan were present. At the Nagoya Road show there were 42 companies from Japan, while 17 Sri Lankan companies participated. Five media organisations in Japan joined the event. This participation further strengthened the bilateral ties between the two countries while developing the tourism sector at the same time.