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
Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka announces new electricity rates
-- [7 minutes ago]
Minister denies receiving resignation letter from Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to UK
-- [25 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to mark World Children's Day tomorrow
-- [1 hour and 16 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President orders the release of 76 Indian fishermen
-- [1 hour and 35 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Customs arrests two with illegal gold stock
-- [1 hour and 55 minutes ago]
British diplomat in Sri Lanka describes surveillance on her during visit to East
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 16 fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank approves 8 more proposals for consolidation of financial institutions
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka inflation unchanged at 3.5 percent in September 2014
-- [3 hours ago]
Tamil party urges public in north to submit evidence to UN investigation team - report

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.