Published On: Thu, Sep 28th, 2017

458 tourist attractions places in Central Province add to the map

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Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake says that 458 entries have been mapped out in the historical value and attractiveness of tourists in the Central Province.

He said that special attention will be focused on attracting tourists to the Central Province from tourist agencies in foreign countries.

The Chief Minister was speaking at a ceremony held at the Tops Hotel in Kandy to brief the media about the tourism promotion program organized by the Central Provincial Department of Commerce Commerce and Travel Department, Toepas Hotel and the Provincial Office of Education.

80% of the tourists arriving in the country will arrive in the province and only one or two days will arrive in the province, he said, adding that the program will have many benefits to the tourism industry in the province.

The government and private sector should join hands to develop the tourism industry, he added.

The Chief Minister said that an inter school culinary competition will be held at the Tapas Hotel on 30th of this month and will be attended by 150 students from 30 schools in the Central Province.

Speaking further, Mr. Ekanayaka said that all traditional Kandy’s hotels will be held and a traditional food show will be held and the knowledge and knowledge will be provided to school students to find new opportunities for tourism.

In the hotel sector, many people remember the fact that there are plenty of fields in the field of ceramics, rescheduling, and so on. The employment opportunities in the tourism sector are increasing, the Chief Minister said. It is necessary to lay the foundation for the school. “He said.

He further said that plans are underway to establish two wet museums in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.

Provincial Tourism Director Menaka Herath, Managing Director of Thepass Hotels Anura Basnayake and Managing Director of Topaz Hotel Suresh Ratwatte were also present.

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458 tourist attractions places in Central Province add to the map