Elephants as an icon for Sri Lanka tourism
Srilal speaks on elephants and tourism at the Women’s Chamber
SRI LANKA (eTN) - Srilal Miththapala, Project Director of the EU-funded SWITCH ASIA PROGRAM – Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project (GSLH) implemented by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, former President of Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL), and eTurboNews Ambassador for Sri Lanka, addressed a large gathering of the Women’s Chamber members recently, where he spoke on Sri Lankan Elephants, as an icon for Sri Lanka tourism.
Drawing on his wide experience in tourism, as well as studying and observing wild elephants, he presented a very strong case where the world-wide interest in the Sri Lankan elephants can be leveraged to promote Sri Lanka tourism.
There were several interesting discussions during the Q & A session, as well as during tea and fellowship, which followed at the Galle Face Hotel terrace.
The event was sponsored by The Responsible Tourism Partnership (RTP), a Sri Lankan-based NGO, which has been in operation since 2007 and works towards improving livelihood through tourism, and who is an associated partner with the GSLH Project.