Eastern Province to undergo major development to boost tourism

The Eastern Province is to undergo major development to boost tourism in the area, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

The Prime Minister said that as part of the development drive, domestic air services will operate to the East and this will help bring more tourists to the area.

He said that four companies have already shown interest to operate air services to the East.

Wickremesinghe said that a new airport which is to be opened in the East will help reduce the travel time to areas like Batticaloa and Ampara.

He said this will also help tourists travel to areas like Arugambay, which is a popular surfing destination. (Colombo Gazette)


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