President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced plans to make Sri Lanka a year-round tourist destination, with measures to be taken to promote the tourism sector.

He made these comments during a meeting, themed “Survival and Overcoming Challenges in the Tourism Industry”, with businessmen in the tourism industry in the Galle District yesterday (Feb. 23), the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

During the meeting, President Wickremesinghe acknowledged the challenges faced by those in the tourism sector due to the recent economic downturn.

However, he reassured the attendees that a planned program is being implemented to revitalize the sector.

The President also outlined a program to attract over two million tourists to Sri Lanka, including those willing to spend USD 500 per day. To this end, a committee has been appointed to implement the plan as soon as possible.

In addition, President Wickremesinghe stressed the importance of better publicity for Sri Lanka to the world.

He highlighted the recent Independence Day celebrations, which were held with pride to demonstrate that law and order have been stabilized in the country.

The President also noted that tourist numbers had dropped following the protests in May and June of last year. To attract tourists back to Sri Lanka, he emphasized the need to demonstrate that law and order has been restored in the country.

Overall, the meeting was seen as a positive step towards promoting tourism in Sri Lanka. The President’s commitment to the industry and his plans to revitalize the sector were welcomed by the attendees, who hope that this will lead to increased investment and growth in the sector.

source Adaderana