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News Sri Lanka » Tourism: British tourist who caught an STD and didn’t know if her baby was her husband's after being raped by electrician at luxury hotel during Sri Lanka holiday is denied compensation

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5660673/British-tourist-raped-luxury-hotel-Sri-Lanka-holiday-denied-compensation.html
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

A British tourist who was raped by at a luxury hotel in Sri Lanka today has been denied compensation by the Court of Appeal. The woman was on holiday with her husband at Sri Lanka's Club Bentota Hotel when she was attacked by the uniformed hotel employee.

News Sri Lanka » Tourism: Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after violence

News channel or source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sri-lanka-beefs-tourist-hotspot-security-violence-091359984.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka announced Friday it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists. Police chief Pujith Jayasundara said 20 new stations would be ...

News Sri Lanka » Tourism: Sri Lanka Quietly Opens Itself Up to Luxury Tourism, 10 Years After Revolution

News channel or source: https://skift.com/2018/04/21/sri-lanka-quietly-opens-itself-up-to-luxury-tourism-10-years-after-revolution/
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

Balancing the needs of local residents with those of incoming travelers is something Sri Lankan officials need to consider seriously, especially if they want to avoid the perils of overtourism. In 2004 businessman Malik Fernando bought Castlereagh, a ...

News Sri Lanka » Tourism: Pricing power persists in Sri Lankan hotel industry

News channel or source: http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/articles/285510/Pricing-power-persists-in-Sri-Lankan-hotel-industry
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

Foreign exchange rate influence According to the WTTC, Sri Lanka is dependent on tourism spending. In fact, 11.6% of the country’s 2017 GDP and 11% of total 2017 employment can be directly or indirectly related to tourism. As such, it is insightful to ...

News Sri Lanka » Tourism: A Decade After Civil War, Sri Lanka Dives Into Luxury

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-04-19/sri-lanka-is-not-just-for-backpackers-anymore-enter-luxury
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Job creation is one of the biggest benefits of tourism growth in Sri Lanka, says Tiffany Misrahi, who focuses on travel and tourism at the World Economic Forum. According to her research, it takes only 30 first-time visitors to the country to create one ...

News Sri Lanka » Tourism: There’s no respect for foreign women in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/There-s-no-respect-for-foreign-women-in-Sri-Lanka-149106.html
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

As I understand that many tourism-related businesses are owned by ministers or they have their hand in it. The best thing they could do is promote Sri Lanka as a safe destination for tourists to travel to and take action against the culture of objectifying ...

News Sri Lanka » Tourism: Two ministers: Accusations fly over Mirissa tourism fracas

News channel or source: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/article/1042622/two-ministers-accusations-fly-over-mirissa-tourism-fracas
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga on Thursday raised concerns of interference in the implementation of the law by the relevant authorities in the removal of unauthorised constructions as in the case of the Mirissa Surf Bar.

News Sri Lanka » Tourism: Lanka wooing Telangana tourists

News channel or source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/lanka-wooing-telangana-tourists/article23662665.ece
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

The island nation of Sri Lanka is fast becoming a popular pilgrim and tourist destination for people of this State with the SriLankan Airlines now having daily flights to Colombo. The airlines restarted the service from Hyderabad in July last year with ...

News Sri Lanka » Tourism: Sri Lanka imposes liquor, meat ban for Buddhist festival

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5659507/Sri-Lanka-imposes-liquor-meat-ban-Buddhist-festival.html
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Sri Lanka on Thursday banned the sale of meat and liquor and ordered ... which come just days after the government shifted May Day celebrations in a sop to Buddhist monks, will extend to tourist hotels for the two-day Vesak festival starting Sunday.