The Catalogue of Tourism in Sri Lanka Published by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Russia
The Catalogue of Tourism in Sri Lanka Published by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Moscow, Russia was presented to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the Ambassador Udayanga Weeratunga yester (16th April 2012) at the Temple Trees.
The President expressed his appreciation for the endeavor taken by the Ambassador for promoting tourism in Russia and CIS countries which has increased in many folds during the last few years. He also mentioned that this catalogue is an example to be initiated by other Sri Lankan foreign mission to promote tourism.
This 300 page catalogue on Sri Lanka Tourism was composed by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Russia Federation with the patronage of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa and the assistance of Tourism Promotion Bureau of Sri Lanka.
This catalogue bears information among many others, about Sri Lankan history, modern history, people, festival, visa procedures, currency, Sri Lankan food, culture and heritage. Further: it opens partials to cities such as; Colombo, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and Kandy whilst discussing about hill country wildlife, beaches and star class hotels along with the facilities provided.
The catalogue was published and launched on the 22nd March 2012 at the Moscow International Tour and Travel Fair. This will be a valuable instrument in promoting tourism in Sri Lanka in the Russia and other Russian speaking countries to include Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The aim is to attract 1% of the millions of Russian Tourists who travel to many other destinations, to Sri Lanka; which would enable the achievement of the goal of 2.5 million tourists in the year 2016.
The prospective second phase is to publish the catalogue in English language to promote tourism in the countries where English is the common dialect.
- Asian Tribune –