Kishu tasked with overall tourism recovery effort: John

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Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga said yesterday that the reason behind the recent changes at Sri Lanka Tourism is for Kishu Gomes to be able to devote his full time to re-build the battered tourism brand and head the recovery effort following the terrorist attacks on 21 April that has led to a massive decline in tourist arrivals.

“Therefore, Gomes who was heading both SLTDA and SLTPB, will now focus on SLTPB to lead Sri Lanka out of the current crisis,” Minister Amaratunga said, responding to a query by the Daily FT.  Johanne Jayaratne assumed duties as SLTDA Chairman earlier this week.