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Sunday May 16th, 2021
Tourism

Sri Lanka extends resident and tourists visas for 60 days amid anti-Coronavirus controls

Visas extended without penalty

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Sri Lanka to quarantine all arrivals irrespective of vaccination status

Foreigners are to be quarantined at a quarantine hotel or a level 1 certified hotel.

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Sri Lanka welcomes 4,100 tourists in April, India leads

India and China leads arrivals

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Sri Lanka hotels hit as Coronavirus wave crashes wedding season

Some hotels are operating as Covid treatment centres

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India travel trade and media in Sri Lanka tour ahead of indo-Lanka travel bubble

A delegation of tour operators and journalists from India have completed a familiarization tour of Sri Lanka ahead of a planned Indo-Lanka travel bubb...

Sri Lanka to merge tourism promotion agencies under new law

Sri Lanka will bring a new Tourism Act to merge three agencies and repeal the existing law to be able to improve co-ordination and better manage resou...

Sri Lanka welcomes 3,366 tourists Feb 2021, led by Kazakhstan

Sri Lanka has welcomed 3,366 tourists in February 2021 led by Kazakhstan up from 1,682 after the Indian Ocean island re-...

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Sri Lanka Army, Lanka Hospitals run facility to house tourists with Coronavirus

Sri Lanka will house tourists confirmed with Coronavirus at a hospital resort in Koggala which is run by the Sri Lanka A...

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Sri Lanka lifts travel restriction from UK, tourists also allowed

Sri Lanka has lifted a restriction for travellers originating from the United Kingdom subject to 14 day quarantine, the ...

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Singapore Airlines group starts flying with vaccinated crew

Singapore Airlines which flies three times a week to Sri Lanka, and its affiliates Scoot and SilkAir has begun to operat...

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Sri Lanka, India making progress in resuming flights under 'air bubble'

Sri Lanka and India is making progress on an 'air bubble' between the two countries, Deputy High Commissioner Vinod K Ja...

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Sri Lanka welcomes 1,635 tourists in Jan 2021 led by Ukraine

Sri Lanka has welcomed 1,635 tourists in January 2021 after airports were re-opened and post-Coronavirus tourism resume...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka to get 350 tourists a week from Kazakhstan: Aitken Spence

Sri Lanka will welcome around 350 tourists a week from Kazakhstan till April 2021, with two airlines running weekly char...

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Sri Lanka expects tourists from Germany, Dubai as airports re-open

Sri Lanka is expecting the first tourists from Germany and Dubai after Colombo and Mattala airports re-opened for touris...

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Sri Lanka will use lessons learnt from pilot project to open for tourism

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga optimistic of resuming arrivals after “experiment” with bringing Ukrainian visit...

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Sri Lanka visas for tourists post Covid-19 with hotels, PCR tests, insurance pre-booked

Tourists travelling to Sri Lanka from January 21, 2021 will have to book at a designated 'Level 1' certified hotel, get ...

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Sri Lanka: PCR testing capacity at International Airport drops drastically

A shortage of automated extraction reagent kits cuts tests to 600 per day as arrivals are ramped up

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka politicos beat Ukraine tourists in Coronavirus: Minister

Sri Lanka's members of parliament were currently ahead of Ukraine tourists in Coronavirus confirmations, co-cabinet mini...

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Sri Lanka, India to discuss tourism revival strategy with Maldives, Nepal

Sri Lanka and India plans to initiate talks to revive post Coronavirus tourism President the office of President Gotabay...

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Sri Lanka to open airports for tourist flights from January 21: Tourism Minister

Sri Lanka will open airports for commercial tourist flights from January 21, 2021 and travel industry will have follow r...

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Udayanga Weeratunga in bubble, one law, one country not possible: Sri Lanka Tourism Minist...

Udayanga Weeratunga, a former envoy to Ukraine who is under fire for arranging tours allegedly flouting of health rules ...

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Sri Lankans banned from Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya when Ukrainians visit

Sri Lanka will restrict access to important religious and archaeological sites to its citizens as a group of Ukrainian t...

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Sri Lanka welcomes first tourists ending 9-month Covid-19 hiatus

Sri Lanka welcomed the first tourists on December 28, after a 9-month break with a tour group arriving in flight from Uk...

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Strike Zone: Sri Lanka is a leading place for whales getting hit by ships

Why do whales get hit by ships? Why does ship strike happen?

Mark Hager

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Sri Lanka re-starts tourism under Covid-19 rules from December 28

The first charter flight from Ukraine carrying tourists is due to arrive in Sri Lanka on December 28 an official said, r...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka nationals, dual citizens allowed back on commercial flights, paid Covid-19 quara...

Sri Lanka nationals and dual citizens abroad who can afford paid quarantine are allowed to use commercial flights to ret...

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