The Sri Lankan minister of tourism, HE John Amaratunga was recently presented with the latest edition of the only Arabic language travel guidebook on Sri Lanka. The book was authored by an Emirati entrepreneur, Heba Al Mansoori.
The launch took place at the recently concluded Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016. The minister was accompanied by Paddy Withana, chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Charitha Yattogoda, consul general of Sri Lanka for Dubai & Northern Emirates, Ruvini Dias Bandaranaike, managing director of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Desiree Premachandra, country manager UAE, SriLankan Airlines Ltd.
The updated version of the guidebook, the first of its kind written with specific needs of the Arab traveller in mind, is being produced to meet the growing demand from travellers.