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::

* Sri Lanka cricketers turned politicians pitch to woo Indian tourists
Sat, Feb 23, 2013, 11:55 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 23, Bangalore: Sri Lanka's two legendary cricketers turned politicians, albeit on opposite sides, united Friday in Bangalore, India to promote the island as a tourist's paradise and woo Indian tourists.

Ruling party parliamentarian, Master Blaster Sanath Jayasuriya and World Cup winning skipper and Democratic National Alliance MP Arjuna Ranatunga Friday made their presence at the 'Get Sri Lankaned' campaign launched by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) at Bangalore's high-end Garuda Mall.

Sri Lankan traditional dancers welcomed the two cricketers who were at the event to promote the country not only for tourists but also for business investors.

At the Garuda Mall, there were stalls offering Sri Lankan cuisine, arts and crafts, and information on Sri Lanka's scenic and cultural attractions, temples and beaches.

The dual-purpose event, which aims to showcase Sri Lanka as a tourist and trade destination, features nearly 70 Sri Lankan public and private sector institutions, representing tourism, trade and investment.

The campaign, which will also be held in other cities like Mumbai and Ahmedabad, features an array of activities including media briefings, 'Sri Lankan Evenings' with fashion shows, Sri Lankan food festivals, B2B (business-to-business) meetings between the travel traders of the two countries and business seminars.

The largest number of tourists to Sri Lanka last year arrived from India. Out of over one million tourists arrived last year, 176,340 visited from India.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President says he will not run a dirty campaign
-- [10 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 14 Tamil Nadu fishermen
-- [1 hour and 6 minutes ago]
Onion farmers' protest closes Sri Lanka's main north-south highway
-- [1 hour and 28 minutes ago]
Political parties in Sri Lanka reconsidering their support to President
-- [1 hour and 50 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka police temporarily halt 10,000 transfers due to presidential election
-- [2 hours ago]
Application for postal voting opens for Sri Lanka presidential elections
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's first female bus driver on expressway holds a protest
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Navy personnel accused of chasing away Indian fishermen
Australia supports Sri Lanka's long term development - High Commissioner
Election monitor in Sri Lanka dismayed by police inaction on election-related shooting

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.