Sri Lankan Tourism proudly announces the celebration of 50 years of tourism industry in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka celebrated the occasion on May 2nd, 2016, and as part of the campaign, plan to have more celebrations from May 27th to 29th. These celebrations include commemoration of individuals who have contributed to this success as well as exhibitions to hallmark this achievement.
50 Years of Sri Lanka Tourism Celebration Events
The exhibitions will be held at the main hall of Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall from 10 am to 9 pm on all three days. Four institutions, viz, Sri Lanka Tourism Development authority, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Sri Lanka Institution of Tourism & Hospitality Management and Sri Lanka Convention Bureau are also part of the celebration from 27th May to 29th May.
The event will include exhibitions of Cultural heritage, Gem & Jewellery, Handicrafts, Wildlife Conservation, Zoological & Botanical Gardens and the famous Ceylon Tea, all of which are hallmarks of the Sri Lankan culture. Also on display shall be adventure sports activities and Kids play area.
Sri Lanka is a relatively affordable tourist destination, and there is a wide range of accommodation options to choose from, from budget guesthouses to luxury hotels. The country is also well-connected by air and road, making it easy to get around.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka include:
- Beaches: Sri Lanka has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Bentota, Mirissa, and Unawatuna.
- National parks: Sri Lanka is home to several national parks, where visitors can see a variety of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, and monkeys. Some of the most popular national parks include Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park, and Minneriya National Park.
- Ancient ruins: Sri Lanka has a rich history dating back over 2,500 years. There are many ancient ruins in Sri Lanka. These include Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Sigiriya.
- Cultural attractions: Sri Lanka is a melting pot of cultures, with influences from Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. Visitors can experience the country’s rich culture by visiting temples, mosques, and churches.
Overall, Sri Lanka is a great destination for travelers who are looking for a mix of relaxation, adventure, and culture. When in Sri Lanka, stay at Ramada Katunayake, Colombo, an excellent hotel with great amenities and some wonderful service. The event venue is approximately 30 kms from the hotel, which is just 10 mins away from the Colombo International Airport.