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* SLTDA rejects reports of tourism industry leaders boycotting awards ceremony tomorrow
Wed, Dec 5, 2018, 08:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) today said it strongly refuses the allegations made by a website stating that tourism industry leaders have decided to boycott Sri Lanka Tourism Awards tomorrow as President Maithripala Sirisena has been invited as the Chief Guest.

Issuing a statement, SLTDA said since the awards ceremony is the national event to recognize the contributions of individuals and organizations for the development of Tourism Industry in Sri Lanka, the agency is of the opinion that it is best to invite the Head of the State amid the current situation.

A media report said that the tourism industry leaders have expressed disgust at SLTDA for inviting President Sirisena, "a man who is responsible for ruining the tourism industry this year by engineering a constitutional coup and a political crisis," as the Chief Guest of the event.

SLTDA said as the governing body of Sri Lanka Tourism, it believes that under any circumstance the duties vested in the institution should be carried forward and collective decision was taken to host Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2018 to recognize the industry stakeholders after a break of 6 long years.

The Authority also said that more than 400 invitees have already confirmed their participation for the ceremony at the Shangri-La Hotel on Thursday (December 06).

"SLTDA looks forward to seeing all the stakeholders in celebrating the achievements of Sri Lanka’s Tourism industry after 6 long years," the statement said.


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