Eastern Province Tourism Bureau opens in Batticaloa | Daily News

Eastern Province Tourism Bureau opens in Batticaloa

Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, Hafees Naseer Ahamed at the opening
Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, Hafees Naseer Ahamed at the opening

With the view to promote tourism and expand its services widely, an office of the Eastern Province Tourism Bureau for the Batticaloa District was declared open by Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, Hafees Naseer Ahamed on last Friday at Yard Road, Batticaloa with the participation of Minister of Agriculture Thurairasasingham, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, A.L.M. Naseer, Councillors of the Eastern Province Shiibly Farook, M. Nadarajah and J. Karunaharan.

Eastern Province Tourism Bureau was established under Eastern Tourism Bureau Statute, No 02 of 2016 passed by the Eastern Provincial Council in order to provide for the establishment of the Eastern Province Tourism Bureau with a view to develop and regulate tourism industry in the province and is the first of its kind among all Provincial Councils.

Bureau intends to set up two more offices shortly in Trincomalee and Ampara districts in addition to the office opened in Batticaloa.

Eastern Tourism Bureau has already established strong links with the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs and secured funds to build and operate Tourism Information and Sales Centres with other facilities at a cost of Rs. 200 million.


 

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