The Mattala International Airport will be declared open in March this year, the Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayaratne told Parliament today. He said that phase one of the work on the Chinese funded airport is almost complete and the
AIR ASIA will be withdrawing daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo, Sri Lanka, effective Saturday because of commercial reasons. Guests that are affected by the withdrawal of this route will be offered options to alleviate any inconvenience that might occur
England cricket fans due to follow the national side in forthcoming tours of New Zealand and Australia could find they run out of money only too soon. For the two antipodean destinations are among the most expensive in the world
Edge Hotels and Resorts, a new small luxury hotel chain has signed agreements to start two hotels, with four more planned, Sri Lanka’s state investment promotion agency said. Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment, which gives tax breaks to investors did
Sri Lanka welcomed its one millionth tourist to the country at 10 pm last night. The tourist was greeted by senior officials of Sri Lanka Tourism, SriLankan airlines and Airport Aviation. The tourist was on board the UL 188 flying
UK-based carrier British Airways asked a panel of experts to compile a list of the top 13 new destinations and popular favorite places to visit in 2013. The experts used company data to determine the hottest destinations for next year.
The official results released recently by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) after carrying out a comprehensive system audit on the State capabilities for the conduct of Aviation Security Oversight, shows that the degree of compliance of Sri Lanka with
A taxi campaign was organised by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau during the ‘October Festival’ in Munich from 22nd September to 7th October 2012. The purpose of this project was to
Eastern Hotel Developers have announced holiday offerings said to “encourage travelers to escape the warm temperatures and indulge in the chilly hill side atmosphere with amazing specials”. Nestled between pine-clad mountains just half an hour away from Kandy Town, the
President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the first five star hotel in the eastern province. The five star hotel was opened in the Pasikuda tourism zone where several more hotels are to be built, the President’s media unit said.
Green Globe announced re-certification of the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo in Sri Lanka. Since the initial onsite audit two years ago, this luxury property implemented a number of improvements and has continuously demonstrated leadership in sustainable tourism and corporate social
Sri Lanka-based travel portal Trekurious.com has secured first round of funding from Blue Ocean Ventures, promoted by Google India MD Rajan Anandan, and the Lankan Angel Network. Founded by Rukmankan Sivaloganathan and Dilendra Wimalasekere, Trekurious.com provides travellers a unique experience
MasterCard cardholders traveling to Sri Lanka will soon have even more reasons to enjoy their stay. MasterCard Worldwide and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) have signed an agreement to facilitate the development of cross border tourism, with a
Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 9.7 percent in August 2012 to 79,456 from a year earlier with Western Europe and East Asian growing but the top market India falling in absolute terms, official data showed. During the eight months to
Sri Lanka’s low-cost carrier Mihin Lanka has launched five-weekly services connecting Colombo and Bahrain. Mihin Lanka’s commercial flight service, using its Airbus fleet between Sri Lanka and Bahrain, is expected to bolster tourism and commercial ties between the two countries.
British Airways (BA) is set to resume flights to Sri Lanka after pulling out some ten years ago due to the civil war. According to Sri Lankan aviation authorities, the UK flag carrier plans to operate thrice-weekly services between London
Soon Madurai airport will see an international flight taking off from its runway. The schedule, submitted by the Mihin Lanka Airlines, a low-cost carrier based in Sri Lanka, to operate between Colombo and Madurai has been accepted by the Airports
Club Palm Bay Marawila recently opened its remodeled Banquet Hall, in the presence of special invitees and the media. The Banquet Hall has been remodeled at a cost of 60 million rupees, with opulence and modern facilities for weddings and
Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 9.0 percent to 65,591 in April this year, which helped raise the number of holidaymakers for the first four months of 2012 to 330,116, official data showed. The Indian Ocean Island greeted 63,835 visitors in
Sri Lanka has recorded an increase in the number of tourist arrivals to the country in March, data released by the Tourist Board on Wednesday said. According to the data the most number of tourists to visit Sri Lanka in