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 also facilitate the Hindu Pilgrims in their travel to the great city of Varanasi. The Air India-operated Airbus flight with 172 economy and 12 J Class (semi-luxury) seats will operate…

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 year 2017. “We had 3,56,000 tourists from India in the year 2016. This year we are aiming at 4,50,000 travellers from the country, a growth of 26 per cent,” Sri…

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 drop in Chinese arrivals, official data showed. In the first six months of the year arrivals were up 4.8 percent to 1.01 million with the a partial airport closure hurting…

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…

Sri Lanka to launch tourism promotion in southeastern China

Sri Lanka to launch tourism promotion in southeastern China

The Sri Lanka government will undertake a tourism promotion drive in Fujian province of China next week to…

SilkAir to add Colombo to network

SilkAir to add Colombo to network

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will commence flights to Colombo on April 8,2017.SilkAir will operate…

Joint venture to open Indo Lanka ferry connectivity

Joint venture to open Indo Lanka ferry connectivity

The Indo-Lanka ferry service commenced in 1914, connecting Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu with Talaimannar in Mannar in northwest…

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