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Sunday May 22nd, 2022

UK travel advisory on Sri Lanka as economic crisis triggers violence

Island under emergency after inflation hit 30-pct and the currency collapses to 380 to dollar from 200

May 13, 2022 2 min read

India has not stopped visas for Sri Lanka citizens: HC

Operational problems due to staff attendance difficulties

May 13, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka tourism arrivals dip 40 percent in April

From April 10, daily tourist arrivals had dropped below 2,000.

May 2, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka in talks for USD 1 bln from budget airlines - State Minister

"This a private sector sponsored project to bring in 1 billion dollars to the country through budget airline tourism"

April 21, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka president instructs tourism regulator to work towards target of 1.3 million tourists

According to SLTDA data, the island has received 178,834 travelers in the last two months.

German travel vlogger in Sri Lanka mulls leaving as money printing creates blackouts

Money printed to create a production economy has created a currency crisis in the island

Sri Lanka tourism sees arrival, revenue drop after Russian invasion

Sri Lankan saw one-fifth of its total 268,340 tourists visited from December to February were from Russia and Ukraine.

Mahadiya Hamza
March 9, 2022 4 min read

SriLankan partners with Manta Air to connect Maldives tourist islands

Partnering with Manta Air will create new opportunities of travel for our valuable customers - SriLankan

Neshella Perera
March 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka welcomes 96,000 tourists in Feb 2022 led by Russia

28,000 Russians have visited Sri Lanka in the first two months of 2022

Mahadiya Hamza
March 3, 2022 2 min read

Ukraine anti-Russia protestors in Sri Lanka target Russia embassy

Protestors were seen carrying placards with slogans like “Ukraine will win” and “Russia attacks Ukraine”.

February 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka considering visa extensions for Ukrainian, Russian tourists

The Ministry of External Affairs and Department of Immigration and Emigration are working together in this regard.

Neshella Perera
February 28, 2022 1 min read

No PCR tests for Sri Lanka bound travelers from March 01: SriLankan

Fully vaccinated travellers are those who had taken a second dose at least two week before departure

February 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka tourism earnings revenues revised up 142-pct

Higher tourism receipts, like exports and remittances generates more imports as recipients spend the money

February 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka scraps COVID-19 PCR requirement for inbound travellers

Sri Lanka has seen an increase in inbound travellers, mainly tourists, to the country.

Mahadiya Hamza
February 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka tourism sector sees cancellations, extensions as Russia-Ukraine conflict intensifies

’Ukraine and Russia conflict will be a big disaster as people will not travel."

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
February 25, 2022 2 min read

Maldives Tourism is booming but climate change threatens archipelago

Maldivian Tourism industry aims for a stellar 2022 overcoming threats from Covid 19

February 16, 2022 5 min read
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Crisis-hit Russians, Ukrainians boost Sri Lanka's tourism recovery

The Russians and Ukrainians have accounted for 25-pct of total tourists came to Sri Lanka in first 42 days

Mahadiya Hamza
February 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka police probing two tourist rape complaints

Two female holidaymakers were raped over the weekend in Sri Lanka

February 9, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka seeks to shine as tourist wedding destination

Exhibition to feature regional designers and domestic service providers

February 9, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka issues rules on dollarized payments to tourist hotels

Dollars have to be deposited or converted within three days

January 25, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka tourists hotels asked to take payments only in foreign exchange

Sri Lanka central bank has mandated registered hotels to charge only in foreign currencies

January 22, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to take action against discriminatory tourist hotels -- again

This is not the first time the state has intervened in the matter.

Mahadiya Hamza
January 19, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka sees tourist stays double in January 2022

Aims for 100,000 tourists a month

Mahadiya Hamza
January 14, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka welcomes 194,000 tourists in 2021 amid rebound hopes

In the first four days of January 2022 11,380 tourists had arrived in the island

Mahadiya Hamza
January 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's monthly tourist arrivals highest in 20 months

India has remained the key source market in December with 19,574 Indians visiting the country.

Mahadiya Hamza
December 30, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to extend electricity bill grace period for battered tourism sector

The cabinet had previously granted this concession to tourist accommodation providers until February 28, 2021.

December 21, 2021 1 min read
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