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Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival programme after Easter Sunday tragedy

Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival programme after Easter Sunday tragedy

Sri Lanka has postponed the launch of its program on visa regime facilitation with 39 countries in the wake of the deadly bombings that shook the country on Sunday, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said. “Visa on arrival pilot programme set for May 1st launch for 39 countries put…

Sri Lanka tourism may take 30 percent hit, but will bounce back: Mangala

Sri Lanka tourism may take 30 percent hit, but will bounce back: Mangala

Sri Lanka’s tourism sector may take a 30 percent hit but will bounce back with security being tightened, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. A 10 percent fall in arrivals could generate a 500 million dollar loss in tourism revenues he said and a 30 percent fall could generate…

SpiceJet to start direct flights from Mumbai to Colombo, 4 other destinations

SpiceJet to start direct flights from Mumbai to Colombo, 4 other destinations

SpiceJet on Monday announced the launch of non-stop flights from Mumbai to Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh, Hong Kong and Kathmandu. The no-frills airline would start the services from the end of May. In a release, the carrier said it would be the first Indian budget carrier to launch daily…

SriLankan Airlines formulates new 5-year Strategic Business Plan

SriLankan Airlines formulates new 5-year Strategic Business Plan

SriLankan Airlines has formulated a new five-year Strategic Business Plan for the period 2019-24 with the objective of…

Malaysia Airlines Adds Capacity to Melbourne, Osaka, Sri Lanka, Bali and Bangkok

Malaysia Airlines Adds Capacity to Melbourne, Osaka, Sri Lanka, Bali and Bangkok

Malaysia Airlines has announced additional services to Melbourne, Osaka, Sri Lanka, Bali and Bangkok during peak travel periods.…

Sri Lanka to give free visas to tourists for 06 months from April

Sri Lanka to give free visas to tourists for 06 months from April

Sri Lanka will grant free visas to tourists from key markets like the United Kingdom, Europe and Asian…

SL, UNDP to improve tourism sustainability standards

SL, UNDP to improve tourism sustainability standards

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority will be launching a sustainable tourism certificate scheme for the industry in partnership…

EASA approves SriLankan Engineering to global standard

EASA approves SriLankan Engineering to global standard

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved SriLankan Engineering to carry out Base Maintenance operations on Airbus…

The One Transworks Square invests US$ 450 mn for three towers

The One Transworks Square invests US$ 450 mn for three towers

The One Transworks Square launched Phase Two of its high end luxury development project with the launch of…

Sri Lanka targets million tourists in 2019: minister

Sri Lanka targets million tourists in 2019: minister

Sri Lanka is targeting three million tourists for 2019 Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga said, after missing a…

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