Visit Sri Lanka month of February theme starts with intl. golf tournament

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Under the Sri Lanka Tourism’s Refreshingly Sri Lanka Visit  2011 Programme, the month of February  is confined to sports and adventure tourism.

On Sunday an international golf tournament was agonized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Victoria Golf and Country Resort which kick start the monthly event calendar for February with participation of several foreign tourists.

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau is planning to make the country as a venue for sports and adventure sports tourism and to target many foreign tourists to the country. The event attracted over hundred foreign tourists from different parts of the world. In addition to that there were 25 local golf players participated for the event.

“Country’s natural setting and climate provides a huge potential to develop sports and adventure tourism in future and we have identified “Sports and Adventure Tourism “as a key element in our marketing and promotional programme.

Further we are planning to organize several many sports and adventure sports events with support of industry and stakeholders in the month of February under the Visit Lanka Programme to highlight this element globally,” Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Acting Managing Director Malraj B. Kiriella said.

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau along with the tourism industry organizing several attractive events within the month of February which includes a cross country marathon from Point Pedru to Hambanthota, an expedition of gem mines in Rathnapura on 19th February, Worlds Sailing Regatta in Negombo Beach with the yachting association of Sri Lanka, white water rafting and tracking in the knuckles range, surfing and beach volley ball tournament in the southern coast are included in the programme of events for the February.

Further Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau will organize a special seminar on “Sports Tourism” on the 24th February and which will be followed by a display of “Angampora”- traditional martial arts.