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CNN Features Sri Lanka Tourism’s ‘bio-bubble’ Welcoming Visitors

Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kirmali Fernando interviewed by Julia Chatterley on ‘First Move’ for CNN has detailed the safety protocols for tourism, which was successfully resumed in the country since 21st January 2021.

The Chairperson highlighted the salient features of the ‘bio-bubble’ for tourists, as well as their stays in over 200 KPMG and Ernst and Young-certified ‘Safe and Secure’ hotels, and how tourists could safely visit 20 popular scenic sites in the country. The benefits of the mandatory $ 12 health insurance which offers $ 50,000 cover for a month, was also highlighted during the CNN interview.

CNN Features Sri Lanka Tourism’s ‘bio-bubble’ Welcoming Visitors

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Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kirmali Fernando interviewed by Julia Chatterley on ‘First Move’ for CNN has detailed the safety protocols for tourism, which was successfully resumed in the country since 21st January 2021.

The Chairperson highlighted the salient features of the ‘bio-bubble’ for tourists, as well as their stays in over 200 KPMG and Ernst and Young-certified ‘Safe and Secure’ hotels, and how tourists could safely visit 20 popular scenic sites in the country. The benefits of the mandatory $ 12 health insurance which offers $ 50,000 cover for a month, was also highlighted during the CNN interview.

FOUNDER OF NEW FORTRESS ENERGY OF THE USA MEETS PRIME MINISTER MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA TO DISCUSS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE TOURISM, ENERGY, TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS IN SRI LANKA.

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Founder of the US company New Fortress Energy Mr. Wes Edens met with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this week to discuss investment opportunities in the tourism, energy, transport and infrastructure sectors in Sri Lanka. Mr. Edens who was on a visit to Sri Lanka expressed his interest in investing in cleaner, affordable and renewable energy sources that are cost efficient and environmentally friendly. Mr. Edens also showed keen interest in possible investment opportunities in areas of transport (railways), tourism and the hospitality industries.

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FOREIGN MINISTER SEEKS ASSISTANCE TO BOOST FDIS FROM HONORARY CONSULS BASED IN COLOMBO

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Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena sought the assistance of Honorary Consuls based in Colombo to encourage foreign investors to invest in Sri Lanka. The Minister made this request at a meeting held yesterday (11 January) with the Honorary Consuls based in Colombo, at the Foreign Ministry. The meeting was held in compliance with the Covid-19 health guidelines.

"INDIA WILL ALWAYS BE A DEPENDABLE PARTNER AND RELIABLE FRIEND OPEN TO STRENGTHENING ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH SRI LANKA” SAYS EAM DR. S. JAISHANKAR

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Visiting Minister of External Affairs of India Dr. S.Jaishankar held bilateral talks with Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Republic Building on 06 January 2021. During the cordial discussions, a gamut of issues covering multiple areas of bilateral cooperation was taken up, including economic, financial, trade and investment cooperation, cultural exchanges, defence and security, development cooperation as well as Covid 19 pandemic response.

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