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Lanka achieves 1.9 mn revised tourist arrival target

Lanka achieves 1.9 mn revised tourist arrival target

Despite 2019 being a tough year for the Tourism Industry, Sri Lanka has achieved the revised tourists’ arrival target for 2019 which stands at 1,913,702 as of December 31. It is a decline of 18% from 2018 when 2,333,796 of tourists had visited the country during the same…

SriLankan codeshare with Gulf Air

SriLankan codeshare with Gulf Air

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, and Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, have entered into a codeshare partnership with effect from 18th December 2019, significantly enhancing the travel options of their respective valued customers. Under this agreement, SriLankan Airlines will place…

Ashok Pathirage appointed SriLankan Airlines Chairman

Ashok Pathirage appointed SriLankan Airlines Chairman

Top businessman Ashok Pathirage has been appointed as the new Chairman of SriLankan Airlines Limited. He is the founder of the diversified Softlogic Group and the Chairman and Managing Director of Softlogic Holdings. SriLankan Airlines Board which comes under the purview of the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation…

Thomas Cook India acquires rights to Thomas Cook Brand for India, Sri Lanka & Mauritius

Thomas Cook India acquires rights to Thomas Cook Brand for India, Sri Lanka & Mauritius

India’s leading integrated travel and travel-related financial services company, Thomas Cook India today announced it has signed an…

SLTDA and DCC & CRM sign MOU to fasten investment approvals for tourism

SLTDA and DCC & CRM sign MOU to fasten investment approvals for tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the Department of Coast Conservation & Coastal Resources Management (DCC &…

SriLankan Airlines clinches South Asia’s No 01 slot again

SriLankan Airlines clinches South Asia’s No 01 slot again

SriLankan Airlines was adjudged the ‘Leading International Airline’ in South Asia for the third consecutive year at the…

Test flight to Jaffna from India

Test flight to Jaffna from India

Test flight to Jaffna from India arrived today linking Palali International airport in Jaffna and Chennai in South…

Light Rail set to be SL’s first women-friendly public transport system

Light Rail set to be SL’s first women-friendly public transport system

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical assistance to strengthen the Gender Action Plan (GAP) for…

Polish Airlines to launch direct flights to Sri Lanka from November

Polish Airlines to launch direct flights to Sri Lanka from November

Starting from the winter season, LOT will fly from Warsaw to Colombo in Sri Lanka with flights being…

Two Indian airline operators show interest in Palali

Two Indian airline operators show interest in Palali

Two Indian airline operators, Alliance Air (an Indian regional airline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India) and…

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