Home / Travel / Tourism/ Chamber of Tourism promotes tourism development in the East

Chamber of Tourism promotes tourism development in the East

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Tourism development in the East has been a popular topic of discussion during the past few years.

Though there is tremendous potential for development, whether due emphasis was given to the subject is doubtful. 

It is true that there has been a significant increase in hotel rooms in the area but important infrastructure and human resource development is yet to take place.

The Chamber of Tourism and Industry has been pursuing this matter for quite some time and after a careful study of the requirements it has prepared a 30-point program to be implemented in order to promote the development of tourism in the area.

Following the Government’s initiative to develop tourism in the Eastern Province, Chamber of Tourism and Industry President A.M. Jaufer recently presented the program to relevant government authorities from the provincial council level up to the national level.

Among them were the Prime Minister, Minister and Deputy Minister of Tourism, the Governor of the Eastern Province, the Chairman of the Tourism Development Authority and the Chairman of the Tourism Task Force. 

Jaufer said that during the discussions he had with government authorities, several positive sentiments were expressed by the Prime Minister and the Tourism Minister in implementing the proposals. A copy of the proposal was also submitted to Tourism Development Authority Chairman Kavan Ratnayake.

Share This Article


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

East Container Terminal blunder: Learn from Chinese

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Minister for Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe informed the press in August that Cabinet has approved the development of East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo Port by the Ports Authority. According to approval: nPorts Authority would develop

President Sirisena, playing with fire, must take note that smoke will get into his eyes

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Penchant for playing with fire President Gamaralalage Sirisena has always had a penchant for playing with fire. He did fire-play at the local government elections when he made a disastrous U-turn and went round country blasting the party and its lea

Response to claims that Sri Lanka was in a ‘debt trap’ in 2014 due to ‘Chinese loans’

Monday, 17 September 2018

Several Western analysts have carried out a relentless media campaign in keeping with their own geopolitical agenda, to suggest that China was luring Sri Lanka into a carefully engineered debt trap.

Understanding the debt trap: Nothing but simple arithmetic

Monday, 17 September 2018

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking recently at the World Economic Forum in Vietnam, denied that Sri Lanka was in danger of spiralling into a debt trap from excessive Chinese borrowings

Columnists More