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Sri Lanka, Thailand to promote bilateral tourism

Minister Amaratunga meets President of the Young Buddhist Association of Thailand, Montian Thananart
Minister Amaratunga meets President of the Young Buddhist Association of Thailand, Montian Thananart

Given the close cultural and religious ties between Sri Lanka and Thailand, measures are being taken to promote bilateral tourism between the two predominantly Buddhist nations.

In order to lay the foundation for this initiative a delegation from Sri Lanka headed by Minister of Tourism Development and Wildlife, John Amaratunga visited Thailand and held a series of meetings with key officials. The special focus of these meetings was to promote Sri Lanka’s Buddhist sites among Thai tourists.

Kicking off the promotional programme Minister Amaratunga met the Executive Committee of the Thai Chamber of Commerce headed by its President, Kalin Sarasin.

The matters discussed included developing air connectivity and creating more awareness about Sri Lanka’s tourism attractions.

The Thai Chamber of Commerce agreed to promote Sri Lanka vigorously while also exploring opportunities in infrastructure development projects including port operations and cruise operations. Development of the Wellness Tourism sector in Sri Lanka was another key area of focus.

Minister Amaratunga also met President of the Young Buddhist Association of Thailand, Montian Thananart. The Association functions under Royal Patronage. The discussion centered on promoting the Buddhist Trail in Sri Lanka and to double the current number of arrivals during the course of the year.


 

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