Monday April 20, 2020 15:42:35
ECONOMYNEXT – Colombo-based Advocata Institute, a think tank, said it is hosting an online discussion on April 21 at 1030hour with leaders of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry which has been hit by Coronavirus.
Questions could be sent on slido.com. Event Code: #COVIDLK
“The tourism sector has been hit hard by COVID-19, with international travel into the country slowing down in January and February, even before our airports closed for international arrivals,” Advocata Institute said.
“As the tourism sector is also the countryâ€™s third-largest source of foreign exchange, the impact of this downturn will be felt throughout the economy.”
The discussion will feature Kimarli Fernando (Chairperson, Sri Lanka Tourism), Vipula Gunatilleka (CEO, SriLankan Airlines), Sanath Ukwatte (Chairman, Sri Lanka Hotel Association), Mahen Kariyawasam (President, Sri Lanka Inbound Travel Operators).