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Tourism News

Press Statement : Opening Yala National Park on 8th June 2021

June 06, 2021

Our attention has been drawn to certain social media posts being widely circulated in the public domain where reference is drawn to tourists brought in by certain individuals.The posts referred to are devoid of truth. We note the wide publicity given to such false posts. There is no such request nor approval given. The ability to visit a ‘Tourist Site’ requires the approval of the respective Line Agency. In this case the Wildlife Department. In the event the Line Agency approves only, can Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority grant approval to visit a site. In this regard we have not received any such request to seek approval to visit Yala National Park.

Sri Lanka Tourism to participate in Sri Lanka Investment Forum (SLIF)

June 05, 2021

Sri Lanka Tourism will be one of the key sectors highlighted at the upcoming Sri Lanka Investment Forum (SLIF) 2021, the first and largest virtual investor forum in the region scheduled to be held from 7th to 9th June 2021. Opportunities for investments in the tourism sector will be one of the key areas of the forum among 50+ sessions scheduled to reach across two time zones. Sri Lanka Tourism is participating in the forum to promote and position the island as the perfect destination for post-Covid travel and thereby attract foreign direct investors.

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority approves Bolagala Floating Agro Tourism Resort in Katana – a novel Agro Tourism concept.

March 24, 2021

Bolagala Floating Agro Tourism Resort in Katana located close to the Negombo tourism hub will be the newest addition to the inventory of unique experiences for tourists visiting Sri Lanka. This is the first-ever floating resort in Sri Lanka created adopting an agro-tourism theme consists of 50 floating cabanas, including 10 GPS tracker equipped cabanas that could freely move around the picturesque lake giving visitors an exceptional experience: floating swimming pool, floating restaurant, main restaurant, pub & karaoke lounge, underwater spa, gym are the main components of the project.

Covid-19 Vaccination for the Tourism industry

March 04, 2021

The Chairperson of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Mrs. Kimarli Fernando, has put forward a proposal to provide vaccinations for the tourism industry with the hopes of resuming all Sri Lanka tourism activities as normal. The Minister of Tourism Hon. Prasanna Ranathunga has approved this proposition and together with the Ministry of Health a special vaccination program will commence in the coming weeks.

Strict health protocols vital to ensure the safety of international travellers and citizens when the Airport reopens.

December 08, 2020

As COVID-19 is a Health Pandemic affecting most Nations and Sri Lanka, there need to be strict health protocols to ensure the safety of not only our citizens but also international travellers.

SLTDA streamlines the tourism investment approval process with one common application collaborating 18 line agencies.

October 08, 2020

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has made the tourism investment process easy by streamlining the project approval process and the facilitation services provided by the Investor Relations Unit (IRU) - the unit established within SLTDA as the centralized facilitation arm for tourism investments in the country.

Sri Lanka Tourism and Australia’s MDF to develop five-year plan to transform tourism research

October 06, 2020

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and Australia’s Market Development Facility (MDF) have joined hands to develop a research roadmap to facilitate Sri Lanka’s position as Asia’s foremost tourism destination....

Sri Lanka Tourism is set to celebrate World Tourism Day 2020 under the theme “Tourism and Rural Development” from 25th to 27th September in Kandy.

September 22, 2020

Under the guidance of the Ministry of Tourism, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and the Department of Trade Commerce and Tourism of Central Provincial Council have organized a three-day special programme and several other events to celebrate the World Tourism Day 2020 in Kandy.

Media Release: Sri Lanka Tourism holds a webinar to brief Pakistani top Tour Operators on COVID-19 situation and the way forward for Sri Lanka Tourism.

August 20, 2020

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB) participated in a webinar organized by the Sri Lankan High Commission in Pakistan to brief the Pakistani top tour operators on the COVID-19 situation in......

Press Release: Sri Lanka receives Safe Travels Stamp from World Travel & Tourism Council.

August 20, 2020

Recognizing the safety protocols introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka along with standards mandated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA)to ensure the safety of domestic and international travelers.....

All-inclusive Sri Lanka Tourism app now ready.

August 11, 2020

Sri Lanka Tourism is happy to confirm that the all-inclusive Sri Lanka Tourism app is now ready and awaiting authorization from the Immigration and Emigration Department to be linked with the online visa process......

DISTRICT COURT REJECTS LANKA REALTY LEISURE INJUNCTION TO PREVENT ALLOCATION OF LAND BY SLTDA TO FOREIGN INVESTOR

August 06, 2020

DISTRICT COURT REJECTS LANKA REALTY LEISURE INJUNCTION TO PREVENT ALLOCATION OF LAND BY SLTDA TO FOREIGN INVESTOR

විදේශ ආයෝජකයෙකුට සංචාරක කටයුත්තක් සඳහා ඉඩම් බදුදීම වලකාලමින් ලංකා රියල්ටි ලෙෂර් ආයෝජන සමාගම ඉල්ලා සිටි අතුරු තහනම් නියෝගය ගරු අධිකරණය ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරයි

August 06, 2020

විදේශ ආයෝජකයෙකුට සංචාරක කටයුත්තක් සඳහා ඉඩම් බදුදීම වලකාලමින් ලංකා රියල්ටි ලෙෂර් ආයෝජන සමාගම ඉල්ලා සිටි අතුරු තහනම් නියෝගය ගරු අධිකරණය ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරයි

Sri Lanka Tourism is all set to host UNWTO’s 32nd Asia and the Pacific Virtual Joint Commission Meeting tomorrow.

June 28, 2020

Sri Lanka Tourism is all set to host UNWTO’s 32nd Asia and the Pacific Virtual Joint Commission Meeting tomorrow.

SLTDA and BOI sign MoU to enhance cooperation between the two agencies

March 10, 2020