Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Tourists coming to Sri Lanka are cheap - Marxist party
Sun, Feb 10, 2013, 09:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that the government needs to give priority to develop the country's agriculture sector more than the tourism sector since the tourists coming to Sri Lanka are budget travelers.

JVP Leader Somawansa Amarasinghe has said that the tourists who arrived in the country were low income earners and does not therefore help to increase the country's revenue through tourism.

Addressing a meeting in Akuressa, he has said that despite government claims that the country would record 2.5 million tourist arrivals by 2015, the tourists who arrive in the country are mainly budget travelers.

He has observed that these tourists depended on vendors who sell bakery products in vehicles along roads for their meals.

According to Amarasinghe, the country needs tourists who can afford at least a 10-day stay in a five Star hotel which can generate job opportunities for Sri Lankans and increase the country's revenue.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Attorney General's Department sets up provincial units
-- [1 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka briefs diplomatic community on measures taken to subdue renewed threat of terrorism
-- [1 hour and 38 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President vows to take strict action against lawbreakers, not to permit religious discord
-- [3 hours ago]
Parliamentary delegation of Balochistan visits Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka business chamber conducts workshop on media Strategies for corporate sector
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to conduct tsunami drill today
-- [4 hours ago]
Japan offers higher education scholarships to Sri Lankan students
-- [5 hours ago]
Australia says co-operation with Sri Lanka to prevent people smuggling is a success
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appoints Malinga as captain of T20 Team until March 2015
-- [8 hours ago]
Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization surrounds government ministry

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.