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Tuesday May 30th, 2023

Sri Lanka gets go ahead for water villa development: Minister

Islets off Kalpitiya approved

May 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka tour operators looking at new source markets

The island saw 57,142 arrivals in May and 498,319 since January so far.

May 27, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka expects an influx of Chinese tourists in the year 2023

"The number of Chinese tourists in Sri Lanka is picking up and will increase in the coming months."

May 27, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to develop marine tourism with ADB assistance

"The level of investment needed is difficult to estimate at the moment," Fernando said.

May 27, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka LOLC group rebrands its hotel to boost tourism 

Sri Lanka has already seen over 500,000 foreign visitors so far this year

Sri Lanka hikes entry fees to botanical gardens

Sri Lanka has hiked entry fees to botanical gardens by tourists and domestic visitors by around 50 percent from July 01

Sri Lanka hosts the Indian Travel Agents Association convention to boost tourism

The 68th annual convention of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) is set to be held from July 6 to 9, 2023.

Melkishiya Andrew
May 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka sees sluggish tourist arrivals in May as off season starts 

Tourist arrivals are up 27 percent in the first four months.

Melkishiya Andrew
May 13, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka expects cricket book to promote sports tourism

A book on Sri Lanka's cricket history by UK-based author Nicholas Brookes will help promote the island's status.

Melkishiya Andrew
May 4, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 67.5-pct in April 2023

Arrivals were down from 125,495 in March

May 3, 2023 1 min read

India warns Sri Lanka applicants on fake e-visa websites

A list of 125 websites released

May 1, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka expects to tap tourism niche, trade with India ferry service

Entrepreneurs from Sri Lanka and India are encouraged to join this opportunity.

Melkishiya Andrew
April 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's small luxury boutiques see market openings after IMF deal

Sri Lanka aims to attract 2 million tourists during the year.

Melkishiya Andrew
April 18, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka plans tourist app for site tickets

"We know where our country's economy is at right now, and we need the dollars as well."

April 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka targets Filipino tourists

"Being a country in South Asia, they travel to India and Maldives as well".

Roshani Fernando
April 12, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka tourism revenues up 22-pct in March 2023

Tourism arrivals continue to pick up

April 7, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka to launch remittance mobile app to boost inflows from expatriates

The app will be an incentive for expatriates who use formal banking channel

Melkishiya Andrew
April 3, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to hike tourist arrival target to 2.0mn for 2023

"The target for March 2023 was only 90,000, but we have exceeded that.

April 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka sees tourism upturn from last minute bookings

"The trend has changed even though we can't find a proper forecast for next month or the month after."

March 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka UDA to take back Krrish, Destiny, non-operational buildings in lands it owns

The valuation of the two buildings is yet to be done.

Melkishiya Andrew
March 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka promoting MICE tourism to meet 12-pct of 2023 target

Targeting South Asia, Middle East and Europe

Roshani Fernando
March 15, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to target nine markets in focused tourism campaigns

In February, Sri Lanka welcomed 107,639 visitors

March 9, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka gets 107,000 tourists in February 2023

So far in the first week of March from 1-6 we 24,363 tourists have arrived.

March 7, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka plans tourism app for information, security

The app is likely to launched in March, 2023.

Roshani Fernando
March 6, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lankan and Indian pilgrims join annual Kachchatheevu feast

They joined about 3000 Sri Lankan pilgrims who travel to the island every year.

March 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka hoteliers hopeful of better tourism season ahead as arrivals rise 

Tourism arrivals, revenue hit less than the targets in 2022

Melkishiya Andrew
March 4, 2023 2 min read
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