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Illegal tourism businesses in Sri Lanka open
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Illegal tourism businesses in Sri Lanka open

Sulochana Ramiah Sulochana Ramiah- September 4, 2020

In Sri Lanka, there are nearly one thousand foreigners who are engaging in informal tourism in Sri Lanka running businesses ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19
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Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 ... Read More

Sri Lanka Wildlife Parks: Post-COVID-19 Operations a New Start?
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Sri Lanka Wildlife Parks: Post-COVID-19 Operations a New Start?

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- April 14, 2020

The current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought tourism and leisure travel to its knees in Sri Lanka and around the ... Read More

Human Rights during COVID19: Sri Lanka Tamils community
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Human Rights during COVID19: Sri Lanka Tamils community

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020

Concerning the 43rd UN Human Rights Council which ended so precipitously on March 13 where Sri Lanka was on the ... Read More

Sri Lanka wants to meet journalists at ITB
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Sri Lanka wants to meet journalists at ITB

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2020

The island nation of Sri Lanka presents itself at the ITB 2020 with a strengthened brand. After the eventful year ... Read More

Coronavirus cured in 8 countries
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Coronavirus cured in 8 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

What travel destinations are safe from Coronavirus?The virus had put a noticeable dent on the travel industry, even though most ... Read More

Jetwing Kandy Gallery Welcomes First Guests
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Jetwing Kandy Gallery Welcomes First Guests

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 8, 2020

In Sri Lanka, Jetwing Hotels opens its doors to the first guests at their latest boutique resort – Jetwing Kandy ... Read More

Ekho Surf Hotel Bentota offers a perfect gateway to Sri Lanka
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Ekho Surf Hotel Bentota offers a perfect gateway to Sri Lanka

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2020

Sri Lanka has slowly come into its own as a global holiday destination in recent times after decades of unrest. ... Read More

Indian Ocean destination on sale: Beaches, culture, luxury resorts included
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Indian Ocean destination on sale: Beaches, culture, luxury resorts included

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2020

Traveling to Sri Lanka is definitely an excellent choice when selecting a tropical travel destination with a lot of culture ... Read More

WTM London unveils Sri Lanka as Premier Partner for 2019
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WTM London unveils Sri Lanka as Premier Partner for 2019

editor editor- October 22, 2019

Sri Lankan Tourism will be the Premier Partner at WTM London 2019 as the island’s tourism industry continues it’s resolute ... Read More

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives Wins Leading All-inclusive Resort at 2019 SATA Awards
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Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives Wins Leading All-inclusive Resort at 2019 SATA Awards

editor editor- October 11, 2019

Centara’s adult-only 5-star Maldives resort captures top honors across SATA’s six member nations Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives ... Read More

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister: Country once again is safe for tourists
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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister: Country once again is safe for tourists

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 2, 2019

Sri Lanka’s PM Ranil Wickremesinghe announced that the country has once again become safe for tourists. "Since the unfortunate and ... Read More

Sri Lanka offers free visas to woo back tourists after terror attacks
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Sri Lanka offers free visas to woo back tourists after terror attacks

editor editor- July 31, 2019

Terrorists on Easter Sunday of this year on April 21 bombed churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, killing more ... Read More

SriLankan Airlines beefs up Delhi and Colombo route
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SriLankan Airlines beefs up Delhi and Colombo route

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 4, 2019

The presence in New Delhi on July 3 of the top brass of SriLankan Airlines was significant in several ways, ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism trying to revive industry after terror setback
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Sri Lanka Tourism trying to revive industry after terror setback

editor editor- June 27, 2019

The Sri Lanka Tourism organization is working to revive the industry that had a temporary setback due to the recent ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities
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Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry ... Read More

Jetwing Symphony PLC set to launch new contemporary boutique hotel in Kandy
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Jetwing Symphony PLC set to launch new contemporary boutique hotel in Kandy

editor editor- June 6, 2019

As part of its luxury portfolio, Jetwing Symphony PLC, the investment arm of Jetwing, will launch Jetwing Kandy Gallery in ... Read More

Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?
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Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019

The good news, there has never been a better time to visit Sri Lanka. It's true when it comes to ... Read More

‘Public security’: Sri Lanka’s state of emergency extended for another month
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‘Public security’: Sri Lanka’s state of emergency extended for another month

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended the state of emergency by another month. The measure was imposed immediately ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks
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Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks

editor editor- May 17, 2019

A host of offers were shared and discussed, and a final decision on a collective effort will be made next ... Read More

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists
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Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019

Sri Lanka's State Minister Harsha de Silva announced that the country is planning an independent security audit to build confidence ... Read More

Why travel to Sri Lanka is safer than ever
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Why travel to Sri Lanka is safer than ever

editor editor- May 1, 2019

Sri Lanka is safer than ever now. This is a message by the management of Jetwing Hotels Ltd. - Jetwing ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks
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Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

editor editor- April 30, 2019

One week on from the deadliest terror attacks perpetrated in the country since the end of the civil war, Sri ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism suffers cancellation tsunami
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Sri Lanka Tourism suffers cancellation tsunami

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019

A tidal wave of cancellations has hit Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the horrendous terror attacks of Easter Sunday. ... Read More

Explosions rock Sri Lankan town as police hunt for Islamic terrorists behind Easter bombings
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Explosions rock Sri Lankan town as police hunt for Islamic terrorists behind Easter bombings

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019

Three explosions have reportedly rocked a city on Sri Lanka’s eastern seaboard as the police and the army carry out ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray
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Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is ... Read More

Shangri-La issues statement: Attack on the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo Table One Restaurant
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Shangri-La issues statement: Attack on the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo Table One Restaurant

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019

An explosion took place in Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo’s Table One Restaurant on Easter Sunday during Easter Brunch at 9.05 am. ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, U.S. and British Authorities warn in response to terror attacks
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Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, U.S. and British Authorities warn in response to terror attacks

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in a statement released urges hotels in Sri Lanka to take maximum measures to ... Read More

Sri Lanka: More attacks in progress,  Internet off, Curfew ordered: European Union offers support and issues statement
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Sri Lanka: More attacks in progress, Internet off, Curfew ordered: European Union offers support and issues statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019

The European Union High Representative Vice-President Federica Mogherini issued a statement after the deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka this ... Read More

Shangri La Hotel Colombo Veteran Chef killed with 160 people in 6 terror attacks in Sri Lanka
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Shangri La Hotel Colombo Veteran Chef killed with 160 people in 6 terror attacks in Sri Lanka

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019

Shangri La Colombo Veteran chef Shantha Mayadunne and her daughter are among 138 or more dead this morning at 6 ... Read More

Terror Attack on Shangri La, Kingsbury Hotel and three churches in Sri Lanka
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Terror Attack on Shangri La, Kingsbury Hotel and three churches in Sri Lanka

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019

The Shangri La Hotel Colombo, the Kingsbury Hotel and three churches in Kochchikade and Negombo were targeted by terrorists today ... Read More

SriLankan Airlines’ new plan to be like Emirates
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SriLankan Airlines’ new plan to be like Emirates

mm Alain St.Ange- April 16, 2019

In a bid to turn the loss making airline into a profitable venture, SriLankan Airlines has come up with a ... Read More

Sri Lankan agents show great interest towards destination at Seychelles Tourism Board Workshop 
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Sri Lankan agents show great interest towards destination at Seychelles Tourism Board Workshop 

editor editor- April 15, 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) workshop held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Taj Hotels Resort in Colombo saw ... Read More

Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions: A paragon of wellness and vitality
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Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions: A paragon of wellness and vitality

editor editor- March 28, 2019

The ancient art and science of Ayurveda was developed thousands of years ago in the Indian Subcontinent and is believed ... Read More