• On 12 December, 2017

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Nepal organized a meeting with the Travel Agents of Nepal at the Embassy premises on 15th June 2017 to promote Tourism.

Welcoming the guests for the event Ambassador W.S. Perera made a brief on Sri Lanka-Nepal relations and importance of promotion of Tourism to further strengthen the economic relations.

The meeting started with screening of a video on a large size digital screen on “Sri Lanka at a Glance". The Ambassador used the power-point presentation to give a wide knowledge about Sri Lanka among the participants. She also explained the reasons to select Sri Lanka as a tourist destination and informed them that Sri Lanka named Asia's leading destination in 2017 at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia which was held in Shanghai, and the country was also named the leading adventure tourism destination.

More than forty Travel Agents participated at this event. After the PowerPoint presentation the floor was opened for discussions.

Most of the participants emphasized the importance of having direct flights between Colombo and Kathmandu in order to promote tourism. "Sri Lanka known as the pearl of Indian Ocean and Nepal, the land of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, could benefit mutually in the tourism sector" they said. Also they appreciated organizing this event and requested to arrange meetings between Embassy officials and Travel Agents frequently. The guests appreciated the Presentation. The brochures and DVD on Sri Lanka were provided to all guests.

The meeting was followed by high-tea.

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