Several new programmes are being planned for this year for the promotion of the tourism industry.
It is hoped to launch many tourism promotion programmes, including the conservation of coral reef, sea sports and watching of sea animals. The programmes will be unveiled from the beginning of next month. These will be handled by the Tourist Promotion Board, the Hadabima Authority and NARA. A workshop to make officials aware of these programmes was held at the Sri Lanka Tourism and Hotel Management Institute. Chairman of the Tourist Promotion Board Nalaka Godahewa was among those present.