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Hotels Association hails new strong Govt., urges priority for tourism development

ft.lk 10-08-2020

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) in a statement yesterday congratulated President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa for their overwhelming victory at the recently concluded General Elections.

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THASL begins awareness campaign on SLTDA guidelines for hotels

ft.lk 21-07-2020

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) has partnered with Australia’s Market Development Facility (MDF) on an island-wide campaign to raise awareness among accommodation providers on the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) guidelines for safe tourism operations with COVID-19 prevention measures.

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Sri Lanka readying to welcome tourists from 1 August

ft.lk 08-06-2020

Following the successful containment of COVID-19, Sri Lanka Tourism said yesterday it is readying to welcome travellers from across the world, assuring further health safety measures from 1 August though new conditions apply.

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Sri Lanka tourism industry could use the imagination of backpacker tourists: THASL president

island.lk 05-06-2020

The much needed innovation process of tourism products in Sri Lanka could well take a cue from backpacker tourists Sanath Ukwatte, President of the Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) told The Island.

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Govt. stipulates COVID-19 safety compliance certification for star class hotels

ft.lk 02-06-2020

The Government has decided to introduce a COVID-19 safety standard compliance certification for star class hotels, as a move to reassure tourists considering Sri Lanka for their next holiday post-pandemic.

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'Learn to live with the virus': THASL President Sanath Ukwatte

themorning.lk 29-05-2020

The Government has given the go ahead for all hotels and restaurants registered under the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Board (SLTDA) to commence operations starting 26 May.

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Recovering from the Tourism Meltdown

ceylontoday.lk 26-04-2020

As an island nation, tourism has been Sri Lanka’s bread and butter for quite some time and has provided livelihoods for many.

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SL Tourism readies for post COVID-19 revival

ft.lk 20-04-2020

Sri Lanka tourism is readying for an early revival post COVID-19, as the country starts opening up gradually from today.

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Citrus offers 150-room Waskaduwa resort for use as quarantine center

themorning.lk 21-03-20

The owners of the 150-room Citrus Waskaduwa have offered the resort to be used as a quarantine centre by the National Operations Centre to Prevent COVID-19...

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Hemas offers Club Hotel Dolphin as quarantine facility

themorning.lk 21-03-20

Hemas Holdings Plc has offered its 154 rooms Club Hotel Dolphin, Negombo to be used as a quarantine facility by the government on a temporary basis...

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JKH offers hotel "Trinco Blu by Cinnamon" to be used as a quarantine center

newswire.lk 21-03-20

John Keels Holdings (JKH) has written to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday, offering John Keells Group’s resort in Trincomalee (Trinco Blu by Cinnamon) for use as a temporary quarantine centre...

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Big fan of Sri Lanka Sir Tim Clark shares his heart and mind for future of SL tourism

ft.lk 29-10-19

Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates, the world’s largest airline, last week spoke his heart and mind on the challenges and opportunities for Sri Lanka tourism in his keynote at the Annual General Meeting of The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL).

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THASL Chief on best way forward for Sri Lanka tourism

ft.lk 29-10-19

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) held its 54th Annual General Meeting last week, with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest and Emirates Airline President Tim Clark as the keynote speaker.

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Easter Sunday Attacks the fallout on Tourism The Road to Recovery

island.lk 28-04-19

Last Easter Sunday was a devastating affair for Sri Lanka. After 10 years of relative peace with the end of the civil war, once again Sri Lankans have been reduced to a constant state of fear, in the wake of the suicide attacks that took place in several five-star hotels and churches in the island.

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Terrorist attacks deal heavy blow to tourism sector

ceylontoday.lk 24-04-19

The recent explosions at three five-star hotels in Colombo delivered a sudden shock to the tourism industry in Sri Lanka, creating uncertainty about the industry’s future in the coming months as the tourist death toll rose above 30.

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THASL says terror attacks will have adverse impact


dailymirror.lk 24-04-19

While strongly condemning the Easter Sunday terror attacks on hotels and places of worship, The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) yesterday said the attacks will have an adverse impact on the country’s tourism industry.

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Hotels Association strongly condemns terror attacks


ft.lk 24-04-19

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) in a statement strongly condemned the recent inhumane, devastating terrorist attacks on hotels and places of worship.

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THASL condemns attacks on churches, hotels


island.lk 23-04-19

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL)yesterday strongly condemned the recent inhumane, devastating terrorist attacks on hotels and places of worship.

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Hotels association hails demolition of unauthorised structures in Mirissa

ft.lk 08-05-18

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) in a statement yesterday expressed its sincere appreciation of the resolution taken by the Government to demolish unauthorised structures and businesses on the Mirissa

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Managing issues and reputation in tourism

ft.lk 23-04-18

I got sucked into the Sri Lanka tourism orbit in the 1970s when my fiancée, now wife, was working for one of the grand old men of tourism, the late H.M.S. Samaranayake, as his Secretary, at the SLTPB.

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Post-Mirissa incidents Bates &NGage forum on 26 April on challenges to future of tourism

ft.lk 23-04-18

Fresh from the resounding success and plaudits received for their ground-breaking thought leadership sessions on the future of brands, communications

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SLTDA, THASL and SLAITO support session on managing issues

Dailynews.lk 23-04-18

Fresh from the resounding success and plaudits received for their ground-breaking Thought Leadership Sessions on the Future of Brands, Communications, Environment and Society

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Image of SL's South as major tourist destination to be protected says Weligama UC chairman

The Island 20-04-18

Chairman, Weligama Urban Council Rehan Wijeratne Jayawickreme speaking at a press conference convened by the Ministry of Tourism yesterday said that considering the high return industry

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Proper Destina tion Branding Campaign, Criti cal For Lanka - Thasl Chairman Sanath Ukwatte

ceylontoday.lk 01-04-18

Chairman of the Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka ( THASL) Sanath Ukwatte said yesterday that a proper promotional and destination branding campaign was the most critical for the tourism at this moment.

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Hotels Association of Sri Lanka vehemently condemns recent spate of violence

ft.lk 16-03-18

Sanath Ukwatte, the President of the Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka which was one of the largest beneficiaries of peace returning

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THASL invests in future of hospitality management

dailymirror.lk 15-12-17

THASL invited to educate over 200 deputy principals from around the island on the benefits of a career in hospitality management

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Derana Interview with Mr Asoka Hettigoda and 2 of the Rising Star Awards Winners

TV Derana 12-12-17

12th of December’17 - at TV Derana talk show . Mr. Asoka Hettigoda, Managing Director, Siddhalepa, with 2 Rising Star Award winners

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THASL condemns elephant poaching and offers cooperation

Daily FT 13-12-17

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) in a statement said its notes with great concern the wanton killings of elephants, where reported incidents has been on the rise since of late.

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Sanath Ukwatte - President of THASL speaks of Rising Star Awards 2017.

Ada Derana 01-11-17

Sanath Ukwatte - President of THASL speaks of Rising Star Awards 2017.

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