Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando today tendered her resignation to Tourism Minister Harin Fernando. In her letter she claimed it was regrettable and unprofessional that she could not meet the Minister to review progress, to guide on the best practices adopted, as the Minister intends to appoint a new Chairman and Board of Directors.
“Two meetings that you fixed for 21 and 23 May were cancelled. Especially at this critical time for the nation, when tourism would provide the fastest hard currency benefits, the cavalier attitude you have displayed does not bode well. I hope I am proved wrong,” Fernando charged in her resignation letter sent to the Tourism Minister today.