President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday opened the Shangri-La Hotel built in front of Galle Face. This hotel is another stride in the expansion of the facilities for the tourists coming to Colombo. This is the 101st hotel of the chain of Shangri-La Hotels world-wide. The hotel consists of the…

Crocodile kills British journalist holidaying in Sri Lanka

Crocodile kills British journalist holidaying in Sri Lanka

A young British journalist was dragged into a river and killed by a crocodile while holidaying in Sri Lanka, the country’s navy said on Friday. Paul McClean, 24, who worked in London for the Financial Times, had been on a surfing holiday in the popular eastern coastal area…

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry looks to India for growth: OBG

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry looks to India for growth: OBG

Increased access for air travellers, stronger advertising campaigns and enhanced bilateral cooperation are underpinning Sri Lanka’s push to expand its foothold in one of the world’s largest potential tourism source markets – India, the Oxford Business Group said in a report. Both private sector players and public officials…

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

For the first time Air India will commence twice weekly flights beginning on 04 August. This operation will…

Sri Lanka eyes 26 per cent growth in Indian tourists

Sri Lanka eyes 26 per cent growth in Indian tourists

Sri Lanka is eyeing a 26 per cent growth in the footfall of tourists from India in the…

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 4.5-pct in June; Chinese visitors drop

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 4.5-pct in June; Chinese visitors drop

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 4.5 percent to 123,351 in June 2017 from a year earlier, with a…

Sri Lanka completes Megapolis water transport study, EOIs soon

Sri Lanka completes Megapolis water transport study, EOIs soon

The Sri Lankan government has completed a pre-feasibility study on inland water transport in the planned Megapolis urban…

Hilton group officials meet Finance Minister in Washington

Hilton group officials meet Finance Minister in Washington

Following the landmark deal by Hilton to manage six more hotels in Sri Lanka, senior management of Hilton…

Maldives national carrier to resume flights to Colombo

Maldives national carrier to resume flights to Colombo

Maldives national airline Maldivian will resume flights to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo in the coming weeks, an official…

Sri Lanka Megapolis light rail feasiblity starts, EOIs by year-end

Sri Lanka Megapolis light rail feasiblity starts, EOIs by year-end

A feasibility study on building a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo starts…

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