Discussion held on re-opening BIA | Daily News

Discussion held on re-opening BIA

A special discussion on the opening of the airports to attract foreign tourists to the country and to run the tourism industry was held yesterday at the Ministry of Health under the patronage of Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, State Minister of Primary Health Services, Pandemics and COVID Prevention Dr Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and relevant health and tourism authorities.

During the meeting a joint committee consisting of officials from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism as well as members of the tourism sector institutions was appointed to prepare preliminary plans for the opening of the BIA in accordance with the health guidelines and also for the preparation of the health guidelines required for the development of the tourism industry.

Further decisions with regard to the tourism industry are scheduled to be taken as per the decisions of the committee.

Secretary to the Ministry of Health Maj. Gen. Sanjeewa Munasinghe, Chairman of the Tourism Development Authority K. Fernando and Heads of the Epidemiology Unit and relevant other health authorities participated in this discussion.