Harin assures Sri Lanka is safe for tourists to visit

Minister of Tourism and Lands, Harin Fernando assured that Sri Lanka is safe for tourists to visit.

Speaking to travel agents in France, the Minister said that Sri Lanka is swiftly addressing all issues of concern with the assistance of its friends in the international community.

A meeting between Fernando and the Travel Agents of France was organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris, in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Airlines at the Embassy Premises to promote Sri Lanka Tourism in France.

The event commenced with a beguiling audio visual titled: “Sri Lanka at a Glance”.  Welcoming the guests, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the French Republic and the Permanent Delegate to the UNESCO, Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama expressed that tourist arrivals from France breathes life to the Sri Lanka tourism industry, strengthening bilateral relations and people-to-people contact of two nations. She further added that Sri Lanka is a resilient nation which will overcome the current challenges and the friendship and solidarity extended by France was appreciated.

In his comprehensive presentation, Minister Fernando introduced Sri Lanka as a safe destination of historical monuments, natural wonders, unique lifestyles and delicious cuisine.

The Minister urged a cross section of leading Travel Agents in France to encourage the friendly people of France to continue visiting Sri Lanka, which is known worldwide as one of the most exotic tourists’ destinations and assured the visitors of age-old traditional hospitality and warmth, despite the unprecedented times of difficulty.

He said that Sri Lanka is swiftly addressing all issues of concern with the assistance of its friends in the international community, and asked the visitors to have confidence in the people of Sri Lanka who would be pleased to see the solidarity of the French people at this juncture.

Aviation Manager, AVIAREPS (Sri Lankan Airlines), Philippe Boucolon made a presentation on ” Travel with Sri Lankan Airlines” covering all  aspects of the national carrier.

More than Fifty Travel agents who are leading players in the tourism industry in France took part in the event. The interactive session of the event created a platform for France tour operators to sort out their issues, barriers and challenges directly and a digital screen at the venue played tourism promotion videos. (Colombo Gazette)

7 COMMENTS

  1. Safe Sri Lanka? As a european woman all the men in the street starr at you, there is explicit sexual harassment, sneaky beachboys, K.O.-Drops… and after all everybody gets blinking Dollar signs in their eyes when spotting white skin… There are much better and safer countries for travelling, also in South Asia…

  2. Sri Lanka is safe, but you may line up to get fual and food. And also eat your dinner before it gets dark because of power cuts :–)))

  3. “ Former President Maithripala Sirisena granted him a presidential pardon in 2019.

    Speaking to local media during an interview, the former President denied he had taken money to give a presidential pardon to Shramantha Jayamaha.”

    Let’s see what he has to say when how the money was paid and through whom is leaked to the citizenry? Also what role did Eran Wickramaratne play in it? Anyone with the proof willing to come forward?

    • This article is about travelling in Sri Lanka. Your comments are not relevant not useful. Seems like you are a Tamil diaspora, nut cases. You pushed the LTTE against IPKF and Norway led peace agreement. Now shouting on war crimes. The truth is, you must take responsibility for Asia’s longest brutal civil war in Sri Lanka.

      • Hey Australian Tamil diaspora we are Sri Lankan go comment on your country politics. If you want come live in Sri Lanka and comment…

  4. “ A 63-year old man who had been waiting in a fuel queue at a filling station at Batagoda in Anguruwatota was found dead in his tipper truck, police said.

    It was reported that the victim was waiting in the queue near the fuel station to get diesel for his vehicle for at least five days.”

    This is the price the citizenry is paying by giving 2/3 majority to protect criminals why they hell will tourists come to our country!???

    • This article is about travelling in Sri Lanka. Your comments are not relevant nor useful. Seems like you are a Tamil diaspora, nut cases. You pushed the LTTE against IPKF and Norway led peace agreement. Now shouting on war crimes. The truth is, you must take responsibility for Asia’s longest brutal civil war in Sri Lanka.

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