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Sri Lanka tourism marks 50 years.


Sri Lanka tourism marks 50 years. Earlier referred to as the Ceylon Tourist Board, was the official government body responsible for all tourism related activities and development within the country.   The Ceylon Tourist Board was established on the 2nd of May 1966 by Tourism Act No. 10 of 1966. Sri Lanka Tourism has initiated a series of activities to celebrate this historic occasion. An attractive logo which depicts the various tourist attractions of Sri Lanka was launched in March powering a more meaningful beginning to this event. The grand celebrations will draw the attention of both local and global tourism enthusiasts bringing a strong word of mouth to Brand Sri Lanka. The main ceremony will be held at 4.00 pm today at the BMICH under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. Executive Director of UN tourism body Mashio Shavilla will take part as the chief guest. A commemoration stamp and first day cover will also be issued today. Amongst the planned activities, 50 foreign nationals already in the country talks about Sri Lanka and it has grabbed the attention of many tourism lovers in the Sri Lankan Tourism industry. Promotional videos will be released to the social media

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