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Tuesday January 31st, 2023

Sri Lanka expects influx of global twins

We expect upwards of 4000 participants to arrive in the country for the event

January 27, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka tourism sector sees strong prospects from India in 2023

Russian tourists have topped arrivals in the winter season but Indian tourists were on top in the full year 2022

January 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka white water rafting stranded by Broadlands dam

Rafting operator's jobs threatened

January 26, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka eyes Saudi investments for energy, real estate, Port City - Foreign Minister 

Sri Lanka's relationship with Saudi was hit by forced cremation under former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa

January 24, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka's tourism promotion in China face delay amid demand planning

Sri Lanka targets around 220,000 Chinese tourists in 2023

Sri Lanka establishes temporary sea turtle hatchery near Chinese Port City

Sri Lanka's sea turtles are under threat amid poaching, egg consumption

Sri Lanka optimistic of 2023 tourism targets after Jan performance: official

Fernando said tourism revenue in 2022 was 1.2 billion US dollars.

Himal Kotelawala
January 18, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka approves South Korean funded community tourism project in Trincomalee

South Korea has agreed to provide financial assistance of 2.172 billion South Korean won

January 11, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka yet to plan for Chinese tourist influx after relaxed COVID-19 measures

China has opened its borders after three years

Mahadiya Hamza
January 10, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to allow tourists to pay in dollars in National Parks

Sri Lanka has decided to allow tourist visiting national parks to pay in dollars.

Neshella Perera
January 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka looks to boost 'long weekend' domestic tourism

In 2023 there are 7 'long weekends' where Friday or Monday is a holiday.

Neshella Perera
January 4, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka departure, arrival cards online for travellers

The data can be filled up to 3 days before departure

December 29, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka eying China tourism as Covid controls relaxed

" In 2019, the number of outbound tourists from China reached nearly 155 million."

December 28, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka minister wants action against tourists doing business

It is not clear how many drug dealers lost their jobs due to the tourists.

December 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Tea Trails enters top Conde Nast Traveler list

Ceylon Tea Trails said it is the first Sri Lankan hotel to make enter CN's gold list

December 23, 2022 1 min read

China-backed Hambantota port hires Sri Lanka firm for duty free sales

Hambantota Port is expecting cruise ship calls to triple in 2023.

December 18, 2022 1 min read
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Daily spend of tourists in Sri Lanka rises to US$190 a day

There is an indication of roughly a 5 dollar increase in per day spending of tourists

December 11, 2022 1 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka sees recovery in cruise ship tourism from zero

Cruise ships had sopped calling Sri Lanka ports after pandemic

Mahadiya Hamza
December 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Aitken Spence to promote carbon neutral tourism to aim high-end Europeans

Most Western tourists are looking for sustainable tourism initiatives - official

Neshella Perera
December 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka State Tourism Minister backs night life with with 24*7 operation of wine stores

Sri Lanka tourism sector is on a gradual recovery, but slow, analyst say

December 2, 2022 2 min read

Tourists in Sri Lanka who sell pizza, cannabis, may be knifed: legislator

In our areas a knifing (pi-hi anu-muck), or some other threat to life (jeewitha tharjanayak) may happen

December 2, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka welcomes 59,000 tourists in November

The November number is the highest since April 2022.

December 2, 2022 2 min read

Russian tourists lead Sri Lanka winter tourism arrivals

Down south a hotspot for the Russians

November 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's tourism push struggles amid internal, external concerns

Sri Lanka has revised down tourism revenue target to $1.5 bln this year from $2.5 bln early this year

Mahadiya Hamza
November 11, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka targeting European travellers hit by gas prices, tourism minister tells Quest

"Gas prices are going to be so high, it would be cheaper to come to Sri Lnaka," said Fernando.

November 9, 2022 2 min read

Promoting adventure tourism in Sri Lanka could've prevented Yala reckless driving: state minister

"I am not taking their side, but what we saw in Yala was an example of a burst of this urge to participate in these."

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 3, 2022 2 min read
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