Charter flights to boost tourism


Last Monday (28) was a crucial day for Sri Lanka’s tourism when a charter plane carrying 215 Ukrainian tourists landed in the island- an event the Tourism Minister says is a positive move towards resurrecting the hard-hit industry.

India’s Vistara airline to launch flights to Colombo

Vistara, India’s full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, on Friday announced a daily (except Wednesdays) direct service to Colombo, Sri Lanka from November 25 onwards, making it the fourth international destination in its fast-expanding network.

A new 5-Star hotel to be built in Kandy under BOI agreement


The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Star Class Hotel (Pvt) Ltd., to set up 67 room 5-star hotel which will be located at Mavilamada Road, Kandy.

The Agreement was signed by Mangala Yapa, Chairman of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and Mohamed Nazar Mahamed Rizan, Managing Director of the Company.

MoU signed for Sri Lanka’s first cable car project


A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed for the first cable car project in Sri Lanka to be built in Nuwara Eliya today (October 13). The relevant agreement was signed under the patronage of the Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake, at the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council premises.