Sri Lanka opens third international airport

Sri Lanka opened its third international airport yesterday, paving the way for travellers to fly into the Northern Peninsula of the island.

An ATR 72-600 aircraft carrying the Air India Chairman and Alliance Air CEO amongst other staff and journalists, was welcomed at the Jaffna International Airport (JIA) with a water salute and great enthusiasm for the possibilities ahead.

The JIA was previously known as Palaly Airport and was primarily used as a military airbase and for domestic flights. Further construction is due to take place over two more phases with the next three months focusing on extending the current runway.…

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Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance launches #LoveSriLanka

In the wake of the Easter Sunday outrage, several hoteliers and travel companies have come together to form the Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance, launching its #LoveSriLanka initiative. The Alliance’s main focus is the creation of an enabling online platform & community to promote & support Sri Lanka’s return to the norms of island life, specifically with regard to tourism. The initiative was launched as a response to a pressing need for the tourism and travel sector here and abroad for a single point of information that would assist the sector in responding to the current situation in the most effective way possible.…

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Sri Lanka returns to normality, slowly but surely

The continuous support of our friends worldwide in the travel community have reminded us that despite the tragic events of Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka remains an island that many are anxious to return to as soon as possible.

This blog post will be updated frequently, and is intended to keep everyone – including the clients, both current and prospective, of our chief sponsor Red Dot Tours updates on the latest situation here on the island.

Tuesday, 28th May 2019

Positivity continues as Gemany and Switzerland have both followed suit today, to relax travel restrictions to Sri Lanka. The update issued requests travellers to be cautious and vigilant.…

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With the support of our friends, Sri Lanka will unite

Dear Friends & Partners,

It is with a profound sense of sadness that we share this. You will by now have heard the news, have seen the distressing pictures flashed across your television screens, and will fully understand the scale of appalling tragedy that unfolded on this beautiful island on Easter Sunday. Words are rarely adequate when it comes to capturing the true emotions created by such events, but the human and personal stories in the media reports that have followed the initial breaking news could not have left our hearts heavier.

This tragedy is completely at odds with the true reality of modern Sri Lanka, a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society that has been enjoying an extended period of peace and growing prosperity in recent years.
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