Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka up 3.2-pct in 2017 despite set-backs

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka up 3.2-pct in 2017 despite set-backs

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka has reached an all-time high of 2,116,407 in 2017 according to the latest data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority. The arrival figure for 2017 represents a 3.2 percent growth or 65,595 more arrivals over the preceding year when the figure…

ADB support for Sri Lanka’s railway sector master plan

ADB support for Sri Lanka’s railway sector master plan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved technical assistance to help prepare a master plan for the development of Sri Lanka’s railway sector for the next 20 years. The ADB support will help Sri Lanka prioritize investments in key areas such as infrastructure, rolling stock, and equipment and…

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…

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…

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…

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