Monthly Archives: September 2014

Colombo Port city to a flying start

Chinese President Xi Jinping  launched the construction of a $1.4 billion port city in Sri Lanka’s capital that will give Beijing a firmer foothold in the Indian Ocean region. Xi wrapped up his two-day visit to Sri Lanka by visiting … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 13.8% in Aug’14

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 13.8 percent to 140,319 in August 2014 from a year earlier, driven by China and India, data from the state tourism promotion office showed. In the first eight months of 2014 arrivals were up 23.1 percent … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka Tourism welcomes 1,000,000th tourist

Achieving another milestone in the country’s booming tourism industry, Sri Lanka Tourism welcomed the arrival of 1,000,000th tourist in 2014 at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday. Sri Lanka Tourism officials including Managing Director Rumy Jauffer along with representatives from the … Continue reading

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