Important Notices

EXPO DUBAI 2020-The World 's Greatest Show

Sri Lanka Tourism Travel & Tourism Industry Circular for Expo Participation

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Program - 11/08/2021

With the collaboration of the SLTDA and SLITHM, introducing the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Program to enhance the knowledge of the SLTDA Registered Tourist Guides on global and Sri Lankan demanding trends.

Accordingly, first program will be held on 2021/08/16 and it will be on “Beyond Tour Guiding - Sustainable Tourism & Interpretation” by Mr. Rahala Perera (Director - Planning & Development - Arunya Vacations (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka Certified EcoGuide - Ecotourism Australia, Certified Savannah Guide - Savannah Guides Limited of Australia).

Therefore, this is the open invitation for SLTDA Registered Tourist Guides and please join with us through the SLTDA E-Learning Platform using below web link.


Sri Lanka's vaccination drive on track

Sri Lanka Tourism Building a Strategic Blueprint

Informing to adhere the Health Guideline

Facilitation of Sale of Liquor at Safe & Secure Level 01 Hotels during the Period of Restrictions

Implementation of the Recommendations of the Cabinet Sub Committee on commission on Easter Sunday Attack and Sectorial Oversight Sub Committee on National Security

Government's Vaccination Progress  -  31/07/2021

Government's Vaccination Progress  -  18/07/2021


This is with reference to the health guidelines issued by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) on 04th July 2021 that would be effective from 05th July 2021 to 19th July 2021.

Extend the validity period of all Tourist establishments/services

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority has decided to further extend the validity period of all Tourist establishments/services licenses up to 31st December 2021 as a relief measure.

Accordingly, the following will be eligible for the extension of the Licenses.

  • Those who have registered and/or renewed in the year 2019 and/or 2020 irrespective of the categories including Tourist Guides.

  • Those who have obtained Provisional Registration and those who got the extension/s of the validity period, the validity period will be further extended up to another six months in the case-by-case basis subject to evaluation of documents and physical progress.

  • Those who have not renewed or not paid renewal fee up to the year 2021, the renewal fee has to be paid up to the year 2022 at the next renewal.

  • The relevant government institutes & financial institutes have been informed in this regards.


We wish you a safe and secure business environment!


Media Notice Immigration Department - 08/07/2021

Concessions for COVID-19 Affected Businesses and Individuals - 25/05/2021

Championing National Policy Priorities -  25/05/2021

Directions No. 05 of 2021 Under Foreign Exchange Act -  18/03/2021

Notice To all Liquor Licenses Holders - 18/03/2021

Press Statement Regarding Lanka Realty Leisure Pvt Ltd -  19/02/2021

SLTDA Official Notice - 17/02/2021

Driver Safe & Secure Awareness Program


Considering the adverse impact to the Tourism industry due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we wish to inform you that on the recommendation of Sri Lanka Tourism the Cabinet of Ministers has approved to waive-off the annual Liquor License renewal fees of SLTDA registered Tourist Establishments for one year, or for the year of 2021 if you have not been able to renew your Liquor license yet.

We wish you a safe & secure business environment.

Loan Facility Extension

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and considering the difficulties many businesses are facing currently, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has decided to extend the grace period for loans registered under the Saubagya COVID-19 Renaissance Facility by 03 months.

Furthermore, beneficiaries who wish to receive a grace period of 09 months are required to send a request letter to their respective bank and sub-borrowers who obtained capital loans after the 30th June 2020 could pay their first installment after the 31st of March 2021.

We wish you a safe & secure business environment.

Financial reliefs for public and private sector employees for the festive season

Attention For Tourist Guides

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) is collecting information of individual Tourist Guides via following link.

Please feel free to complete and submit the form .

Click here