Sri Lanka named Asia’s leading destination 2017

June 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka showing its prestige as a tourist destination has claimed the titles of Asia’s Leading Destination 2017 and Asia’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2017 over the weekend. At the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia 2017 held in Shanghai on 4th June Sri Lanka took the title of Asia’s Leading Destination […]
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Sri Lanka hits the safari spot for leopards, elephants, sloth

Leopards can be found anywhere, according to our guide Hari. On the ground. Sprawled on giant granite boulders. Lounging in trees. Even basking on the beach, sometimes. But on a morning safari into Yala National Park, the 100,000ha wildlife sanctuary beside the Indian Ocean in Sri Lanka’s southeast, leopards are nowhere to be seen. The only […]
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2 Million tourists thanks to SriLankan Airlines’ codeshare partnerships

Jan 10, Colombo: The smooth functioning of SriLankan Airlines’ codeshare partnerships in the Western and Central European region contributed in a significant manner to the growth of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka in 2016, which expanded by 14% and crossed the 2 million milestone. SriLankan made a significant change in strategy in the fourth quarter […]
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Sri Lanka targets 2.5 million tourist arrivals in 2017

Jan 07, Colombo: Despite the impediment due to the partial closure of the international airport during the first quarter and withdrawal of the national carrier from key markets, Sri Lanka has set a target of 2.5 million tourist arrivals in 2017. Tourism Development, Land and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga at a media briefing yesterday […]
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Tourist arrivals up by 19 percent in July 2016 Sri Lanka Tourism Board

Aug 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals increased by 19.1 percent in July this year compared to the same period last year exceeding one million tourists arrivals so far this year. The data released today by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed the month recording 209,351 tourist arrivals to the country compared to […]
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Sacred Buddhist Relics from Taxila Pakistan exhibited in Ampara

June 13, Colombo: The Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha from Pakistan will be exhibited in Mangalagiri Rajamaha Viharaya, Ampara, for two days from June 14-15, 2016, Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said in a statement. The sacred relics include two holy bone relics of the Buddha, a golden casket containing the relics and a […]
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Aitken Spense calls for visitor quotas at wildlife parks

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings has called for better government regulations and enforcement to protect the island’s wildlife parks, which are a top tourist attraction. Sri Lanka’s key competitive advantage lies in its unique diversity of the natural environment and its multiple attractions of nature, history and culture within a small land […]
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