Promotion of Sri Lanka Tourism in France



A meeting between the Travel Agents of France and Hon. Harin Fernando, Minister of

Tourism and Lands of Sri Lanka was organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris at the

Embassy on 20 th June 2022 to promote Sri Lanka Tourism in France. This was organized in

collaboration with the Srilankan Airlines.

A digital screen was fixed at a venue arranged by the Embassy to relay materials for tourism

promotion of Sri Lanka. The event started with a beguiling video: “Sri Lanka at a Glance”.

Welcoming the guests, Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to

the French Republic and the Permanent Delegate to the UNESCO expressed that tourist

arriving from France breathes life to the Sri Lanka tourism industry, strengthening bilateral

relations and people-to-people contact of two nations. She further added that Sri Lanka is a

nation of strong resilience and will overcome the current challenges; France’s friendship and

solidarity towards the island nation was appreciated



In his well-rounded presentation, Hon. Harin Fernando Tourism Minister introduced Sri

Lanka as a country of historical monuments, natural wonders, unique lifestyles with more

delicious typical cuisine and a safe destination. The Minister urged a cross section of leading

Travel Agents in France to encourage the friendly people of France to continue visiting Sri

Lanka, which is known worldwide as one of the most exotic tourists’ destinations and

assured the visitors of the age-old traditional hospitality and warmth, despite the

unprecedented times of difficulty. He said that Sri Lanka is addressing all issues of concern

swiftly, including with the assistance of its friends in the international community, and asked

the visitors to have confidence in the people of Sri Lanka who would be pleased to see the

solidarity of the French people at this juncture


Mr. Philippe Boucolon, Aviation Manager, AVIAREPS (Sr Lankan Airlines) made a

presentation on " Travel with SriLankan Airlines" giving a wide knowledge covering a

complete array of aspects of SriLankan Airlines to the participants.

More than Fifty Travel agents who happened to be leading players in the tourism industry in

France took part in the event. The interactive session of the event created a platform for

France tour operators to sort out their issues, barriers and challenges directly.