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Essay competition on Post-COVID Tourism Development

The Tourism Study Programs, Department of Economics, University of Colombo in collaboration with the Alumni Association of Tourism, Economics and Hotel Management, University of Colombo has organised an Essay and Presentation competition the “Resilience and Recovery Beyond Covid-19 on Sri Lanka Tourism Development,” on June 30 for University and Higher Education Students.

The objective of the event is to create a platform for the Future Tourism Leaders to bring their ingenious and creative ideas and concepts to one platform and identify the best among the best and appreciate their valuable insights.

The deadline for the submission of the essays and presentations will be on June 20, 2020. The essays and the presentations will be evaluated by an expert panel including Panel Chair – Prof. (Dr.) DAC Suranga Silva – Professor in Tourism Economics and Coordinator, University of Colombo, Rev. Prof. (Dr.) W. Wimalaratana – Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Deshabandu Prof. Jeeva Niriella – Faculty of Law, University of Colombo and Dr. Mubarak Kaldeen - Senior Lecturer, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.

The top 10 best articles along with the best presentations will be selected and the winner will be awarded a family outing package for four people in any Asia Leisure Hotel with a valuable certificate and the selected 10 best articles will be published and launched as a publication in the International Tourism Research Conference 2020 and will be awarded with a valuable certificate.

In addition to the competition, the students of Masters in Tourism Economics and Hotel Management Program (2019) at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo intend to conduct a survey for evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on the Travel and Tourism industry in Sri Lanka. For the Details of Guidelines for the competition visit:

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