Minister wants a colourful city during Tourist Feast in Colombo

The upcoming festive season will be one to look forward to with the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs making plans to attract both foreign and local tourists to the city of Colombo. This year’s edition of Tourism Fest 2016 will be a major fillip for event-based tourism conceptualised by Tourism Development Minister … More Minister wants a colourful city during Tourist Feast in Colombo

‘Incredible India Roadshow’ launched in Sri Lanka

Text & Pix By Gitika Talukdar Incredible India launched a new tourism drive in Sri Lanka by introducing the ‘Incredible India Roadshow’ at the Taj Samudra in Colombo on 23 June in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and High Commission of India and its sub-offices overseas. During the roadshows the local … More ‘Incredible India Roadshow’ launched in Sri Lanka

Is human resources hampering tourism growth in Sri Lanka?

Q: How do you describe the post-war growth in Sri Lankan tourism? A: The growth of tourism in the post-war period was expected, and our countrymen waited to benefit from the peace dividend, since Sri Lanka was a sought-after destination in the pre-war era, also known as an exotic, value for money destination. Tourism is … More Is human resources hampering tourism growth in Sri Lanka?

Ele-friendly bus takes off in Wasgamuwa

24 seater creates safety passage for villagers to commute Fulfils a promise made in the unforgettable campaign  CJS also donates mud hut to SLWCS to renew interest in research Colombo Jewellery Stores together with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS) and other sponsors presented a 24 seater Ele-Friendly bus for the use of the villagers … More Ele-friendly bus takes off in Wasgamuwa

Etihad Airways launches 3rd daily flight from Colombo

Etihad Airways is offering travelers from Sri Lanka greater choice and more travel options to the GCC, Middle East and Europe with the launch of a third daily flight from Colombo, effective from 1 June. Timed to coincide with the peak summer travel months as many travellers head west, the new seasonal service will help … More Etihad Airways launches 3rd daily flight from Colombo

SriLankan Airlines welcomes back Everest conquerors

SriLankan Airlines, the Official Airline Sponsor of Sri Lanka’s first-ever expedition to successfully conquer Mount Everest, welcomed home mountaineers Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala and Johann Peries who have etched their names in history, at a special ceremony at Hilton Colombo on Monday (30 May). Speaking at a media briefing, SriLankan Airlines’ Chairman Ajith Dias praised the achievement … More SriLankan Airlines welcomes back Everest conquerors