Home / Travel / Tourism/ SLTDA signs MoU with S4IG to ensure inclusive growth of tourism sector in 4 districts

SLTDA signs MoU with S4IG to ensure inclusive growth of tourism sector in 4 districts


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Counsellor Victoria Coakley and Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG) program’s David Ablett exchanging the MoU with SLTDA Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka and Director General Upali Ratnayake

 

 

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG), an initiative by the Australian government’s aid program implemented with the support of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training, to ensure inclusive growth of the tourism sector in Trincomalee, Ampara, Batticaloa and Polonnaruwa districts. 

The MoU helps development of micro, small and medium enterprises and business support programs related to the tourism sector in the four districts.

This MoU, signed by the two parties on 30 May, will specifically focus on four main projects initially covering areas such as 1) Improving visitor information and interpretation 2. Embracing digital economy (program to help digital skill gap) 3. Quality home and village stay (business development programs) 4. Engaging communities in the tourism sector.Under the agreement, S4IG commits up to Rs. 48 million to implement the program and the SLTDA will support the implementation of the projects. 

Commenting on the initiative, SLTDA Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka said, “Our ultimate goal is not just to increase numbers but also to ensure inclusive growth of the industry. That’s why we have carried out various programs to increase female participation in the tourism sector. At the same time, we also want people with disabilities to engage with the tourism sector and reach the benefits of its growth.” 

“This MoU will strengthen cooperation and innovative ideas to attract more workforce to the tourism industry. We are excited to launch community-based projects to facilitate inclusive growth of the tourism sector in the four districts,” said Pascal Gavotto, Tourism Advisor for S4IG.

 


Share This Article


DISCLAIMER:

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 Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.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

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation


Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc


The bald truth about fake news, etc.

Friday, 21 September 2018

In its most innocent forms, we may all enjoy a bit of ‘fake news’ and go to bed with a lighter heart and clean conscience. A meme on Facebook urging social media consumers to caution – “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet


Withholding Taxes – What, why, when?

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The tax regime in Sri Lanka historically imposes WHT on both domestic as well as cross border payments. WHT on domestic payments eases revenue collection (e.g.: PAYE) while WHT on cross border payments are adopted by most countries to ensure that the


Columnists More