Sri Lanka appointed to key posts in World Tourism Organization

Sri Lanka has been appointed as one of the two Vice Chairpersons for South Asia Commission of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2019 to 2021.

Sri Lanka has also been concurrently elected as the Representative of the Commission on UNWTO's Programme and Budget Committee for the period 2019 to 2023.

This was officially communicated to Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga by Secretary General of the UNWTO, Zurab Pololikashvili last week, the Ministry announced in a press release yesterday (7).

Responding to the news Amaratunga stated that Sri Lanka is now an important player in the global tourism arena and these appointments will help the country to further consolidate this position.

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