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Sri Lanka is Open for Tourist Arrivals: Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena informs ACD Member States at the 17th Ministerial Meeting

Saturday, 23 January 2021

In his address at the 17th Ministerial Meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) held on 21 January 2021 under the theme “New Normal and Safe and Healthy Tourism”, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena stated that Sri Lanka opened its borders after much consultation, preparation following best practices, keeping safety and security of its citizens as paramount and that of the visitors. The Ministerial meeting was preceded  by a Senior Officials Meeting held on 19 January 2021.


Sri Lanka Reopens to International Tourism on the 21st of January 2021

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

The island paradise that everyone loves opens to welcome visitors from all over the world on the 21st of January 2021. Get ready to explore "So Sri Lanka" by trekking up to the misty mountains for breathtaking views, hopping on the back of a jeep for a wild safari ride, savoring mouthwatering local cuisine, and much more... Welcome back to Sri Lanka. It's still fun and safe!


Foreign Minister seeks assistance to boost FDIs from Honorary Consuls based in Colombo

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena sought the assistance of Honorary Consuls based in Colombo to encourage foreign investors to invest in Sri Lanka. The Minister made this request at a meeting held yesterday (11 January) with the Honorary Consuls based in Colombo, at the Foreign Ministry. The meeting was held in compliance with the Covid-19 health guidelines.

Minister Gunawardena further reiterated the importance of mutually assisting each other to revive the world economy, as a collective effort amidst the pandemic.

Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage, speaking to the gathering, explained that the weather conditions of the previous year had a positive impact on the tea production of the country. Hence, Sri Lanka is in an advantageous position to market its quality tea worldwide.