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* 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.

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