Turtle Conservation programmes are to be used for the promotion of the Tourist Industry.
Programmes are underway at the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre at Athuruwella in Induruwa, Bentota. Tourists staying in hotels around Bentota were invited to release the hatchlings at the centre. More than 150 tourists participated. Managing Director of the Centre Jagath Kannangara said that programmes have also been launched to raise awareness in the tourists about turtles.