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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 secretary assumed duties………

Mr. Esala Weerakoon, member of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs by H.E. the President with effect  from 27th of  July 2017.

He previously served as  the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, High Commissioner to India and Ambassador to Norway. His foreign postings include assignments as Actg. High Commissioner to Seychelles, Deputy High Commissioner in Sri Lanka's High Commission in Canberra and Deputy Chief of Mission in Sri Lanka's Embassy in Washington DC. He has also served in Sri Lanka's Missions in the United Kingdom, Japan, Malaysia and France. Apart from serving in different Divisions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has also worked as Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Housing and Samurdhi.

Mr. Weerakoon assumed duties as the Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs at 9.30 a.m. on 31st of July 2017. Hon. John Amaratunga Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs & Hon. Deputy Minister Arundhika Fernando were also present at this occasion.