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Tourist arrivals up 24.1% in March

Tourist arrivals up 24.1% in March

Tourist arrivals increased by 24.1 per cent in March 2018 as a result of higher numbers of tourists arriving from India, the United Kingdom and Germany in comparison to March 2017.Total tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2018 which was 707,924 was a 17 per cent increase…

Japan firm eyes electric three wheeler plant in Sri Lanka

Japan firm eyes electric three wheeler plant in Sri Lanka

Tokyo-based Future Science Research Inc, has expressed interest in starting an electric three wheeler factory in Sri Lanka catering to the domestic market, the ministry of industries said. FRSI Chairman Akihiko Matsumura had met Industries Minister Rishad Bathiudeen in Colombo, along with Sunil Gamage, Chairman of Japan Asia…

Sri Lanka targets Saudi tourism market

Sri Lanka targets Saudi tourism market

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has successfully concluded a two-day promotional mission to Saudi Arabia as part of its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase the number of visitors and spend from the region to Sri Lanka. Headed by Anjantha Ratnayake, assistant director, Sri Lanka Tourism…

Sri Lanka targets 450,000, Indian tourists in 2018

Sri Lanka targets 450,000, Indian tourists in 2018

Sri Lanka Tourism continued its quest to target more Indian tourist arrivals this year by participating at the…

Sri Lanka Tourist arrivals up 12.6-pct in Jan 2018

Sri Lanka Tourist arrivals up 12.6-pct in Jan 2018

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka rose 12.6 percent from a year earlier to 246,972 in January 2018 with…

ITC to add 5,000 rooms in next 3-5 years

ITC to add 5,000 rooms in next 3-5 years

  Diversified conglomerate ITC Ltd plans to add 5,000 rooms across new hotels over the next 3-5 years.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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