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Sri Lanka tourism leaders on Advocata online forum on April 21 on Coronavirus fallout

ECONOMYNEXT – Colombo-based Advocata Institute, a think tank, said it is hosting an online discussion on April 21 at 1030hour with leaders of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry which has been hit by Coronavirus.

Questions could be sent on slido.com. Event Code: #COVIDLK

“The tourism sector has been hit hard by COVID-19, with international travel into the country slowing down in January and February, even before our airports closed for international arrivals,” Advocata Institute said.

“As the tourism sector is also the country’s third-largest source of foreign exchange, the impact of this downturn will be felt throughout the economy.”

The discussion will feature Kimarli Fernando (Chairperson, Sri Lanka Tourism), Vipula Gunatilleka (CEO, SriLankan Airlines), Sanath Ukwatte (Chairman, Sri Lanka Hotel Association), Mahen Kariyawasam (President, Sri Lanka Inbound Travel Operators).

It will be moderated by Murtaza Jafferjee (CEO, JB Securities), and hosted on Zoom.com

Will be live streamed on Advocata Institute’s Facebook Page and other partner channels on April 21 from 1030 hours. (Colombo/Apr20/2020)