Financial Times

Sri Lankan officials clear doubt about war ending


Pix shows Achini Dandunnage of SLCB, Tina Schumacher of SriLankan Airlines and Achala Gamage of Diethelm Travels dealing with a MICE buyer

Buyers who walked into the Sri Lanka pavilion at the IMEX fair in Frankfurt last week seeking information on whether the war really ended were given a true account of the government declaration that Sri Lanka has been completely freed from terrorism, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) said in a press release.

The SLCB and SriLankan Airlines jointly participated in the IMEX Trade fair, the largest meetings industry (MICE) fair in the world. “The timing was perfect,” noted General Manager of the Bureau Vipula Wanigasekera.

Buyers who could not believe that Sri Lanka was ‘the first country in the world’ to eradica4te terrorism, sought clarification from the SLCB team led by Senior Manager of the Bureau Achini Dandunnage. Most of the European buyers assured scheduling Sri Lanka for incentive travel from early 2010 by which time the travel advisories will also be lifted.

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