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  1. #41
    Lanka, world’s second most attractive tourist destination

    Sri Lanka is the second most attractive tourist destination in the world, Colombo University senior lecturer Dr Suranga Silva said.

    “Tourist arrivals has increased by 40 percent while the income from tourism has increased by 50 percent,” Dr Silva said delivering a lecture on 'Challengers and subscription of tourism to social and economic development in Sri Lanka' at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institution.

    The programme was jointly sponsored by the Informationa Department and the Sri Lanka Foundation Institution.

    “ There is no industry in Sri Lanka with such a high growth as tourism, which is connected with almost every sector. Everybody in the country profits from tourism. If promoted in a proper way, a country can benefit positively,” he said.

    “On the other hand, if projected in a negative way, tourism can destroy the country,” Dr Silva said.

    “One individual’s annual consumption of chicken in Sri Lanka is only three kilogrammes. However this is 30kgs in Malaysia. This means due to tourism, production of food can increase significantly,” he said.

    http://www.dailynews.lk/2012/06/20/news55.asp

  2. #42
    Project to develop large scale tourism zone near Bandaranaike international airport.
    http://www.colombopage.com/archive_1...41424063CH.php

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Highflyer View Post
    Project to develop large scale tourism zone near Bandaranaike international airport.
    http://www.colombopage.com/archive_1...41424063CH.php
    great newz!

  4. #44
    Sri Lanka earns over Rs.1.2 billion from online visa approval system this year

    Aug 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's online visa approval system introduced at the beginning of this year has brought in record revenue to the government to the tune of billions of rupees, the government has said.

    In the first seven months of the year the government has earned over Rs. 1.2 billion through the on line visa approval system, the Controller General of the Immigration and Emigration Chulananda Perera has said.

    Sri Lanka introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system on January 01 to grant prior approval for visa via online for foreign nationals from 78 countries except for visitors from Singapore and Maldives, the two countries that reciprocate the on-arrival visa system with Sri Lanka.

    According to Perera the ETA has become very popular with visitors to the country.

    "We have received very positive responses from a large number of foreigners about the system. The quick approval process, technology, easy to use and the long list of convenient features have earned the praise of visitors," Perera has told the state-run newspaper Daily News.

    According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), in the first six months of this year, 452,867 tourists have arrived in the country.

    The country expects to reach a target of one million tourist arrivals this year and revenues of US$ 1 billion.

    http://www.colombopage.com/archive_1...44843892CH.php

  5. #45
    What is the website where you can apply for sri lanka visa?

  6. #46
    Hello,
    I have a question. My friends an me fly on Wednesday from FRA to CMB with Airbus A340-300.
    I booked for my friends row 54 K+H. Is in this row a window or its better to choose a other row. Next 6 rows are free in case of no window.
    I want do the best for my good friends, its their first SL-visit.
    We are landing and start at night so isn't not import to sit on the best side in plane, or not?

    Kind regards
    Rainer,
    Germany

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainer View Post
    Hello,
    I have a question. My friends an me fly on Wednesday from FRA to CMB with Airbus A340-300.
    I booked for my friends row 54 K+H. Is in this row a window or its better to choose a other row. Next 6 rows are free in case of no window.
    I want do the best for my good friends, its their first SL-visit.
    We are landing and start at night so isn't not import to sit on the best side in plane, or not?

    Kind regards
    Rainer,
    Germany
    f you are starting and ending your trip in night you can't see anything so no point of having window seat..

  8. #48
    That is true. Sometimes you could see some cities or gasoline flames at Arabic areas, but at least back to FRA at 8 am landing....

  9. #49
    Its a good seat. H is an aisle and K is the window

  10. #50
    Yes, I know its on the window, but my question is on this row a whole window or maybe a half one or nothing and you can't look out.

  11. #51
    So happy to hear srilanka has made a world record this season by worlds biggest Christmas tree �� ��

  12. #52
    worlds biggest Christmas tree for 80.000U$ is a lot of waste money, but you are happy. That's important.

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