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Sri Lanka Calling Vol 1 No 46



Greetings from Sri Lanka!

Greetings from sunny Sri Lanka; from the land of treasures, a land like no other:



Tourist arrivals showed an 8.6% increase over March 2007, sending out positive signals to a most resilient industry, that holds its good cheer, through out the year.

Russia, Middle East, China, U.K, Germany and France contributed to the positive change and Sri Lanka Tourism looks forward to more arrivals in the coming months. The industry players have invested heavily in unique products and are poised to delight and serve visitors with unique experiences, along with the warm smiles and service excellence.


The Sri Lanka consulate along with a group of Sri Lankans resident in Shanghai celebrated the Sri Lankan New Year last week with traditional sweets and other food unique to Sri Lanka.

The festivities began with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp and went on to feasting on Sri Lankan delicacies, indulging in traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year games, providing a glimpse of Sri Lanka for the guests, who after the event commented thatWe long to visit your beautiful country




Japan Bank for International Corporation donated Rs.2.8 billion to Sri Lanka to develop tourism related infrastructure. The Tourism Related Infrastructure Project (TRIP) covers the areas of Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Nuwara Eliya, Negombo, Kandy and Colombo.

The government of Sri Lanka has also contributed Rs.600 million towards this project which includes the rehabilitation of the Hamilton Canal, development of the Fishermans Warf in Negombo, Lake Gregory, Victoria Park, Maha Meuna Uyana - Ring Road, Anuradhapura Malwathu Oya and the Immamulwa Sigiriya village road. The beautification of the towns of Negombo and Nuwara Eliya are also in the pipeline.


Plant a Tree for Life the environment conservation effort, of Sri Lanka Tourism, Responsible Tourism Partnership, Galle Conservation Society and The Travel Foundation , U.K made a lasting impact on the visitors to Colombo last week with their appeal to plant trees and provide sustenance to communities.

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