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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 110

Sri Lanka Culture and Heritage Exhibition in the JATA Travel Fair in Japan

Tokyo, 18 September, (Asiantribune.com):Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Rathnasirai Wickaramanayake participated in the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), Travel Fair on Tuesday and declared open the Sri Lanka Culture and Heritage Exhibition at the Tokyo Museum. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Cultural Affairs Minister Mahinda Yapa Abewardana.

In the meantime, Sri Lanka delegation representing the Tourism Ministry, comprising of Deputy Minister of Tourism, Faiszer Mustapha and Chief Minister and the Minister of Tourism of Eastern Province, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, who are in Japan also participated in the Japan Association of Travel Agents Travel Mart(JATA), one of the largest international travel fairs in Asia.

They also took part in the official opening ceremony of Sri Lanka Culture and Heritage Exhibition at Tokyo Museum.

JATA and WTF holds annually travel fair since 2003, comprising of two complementary events- a travel congress and an exhibition.

The World Tourism Congress is a marketing conference structured around a key theme in travel and tourism.

JATA World Travel Fair is both a trade show for travel industry professionals to exchange information and build relationships, and a consumer travel fair where exhibitors can showcase travel products and appeal directly to potential Japanese travelers. Picture shows Rathnasirai Wickaramanayake, Sri Lanka Prime Minister, Eastern Province Chief Minister  Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan and the other members of the Sri Lankan delegation viewing one of the Heritage Exhibit. (Picture by- Chandika Lakmal Nandasiri)Picture shows Rathnasirai Wickaramanayake, Sri Lanka Prime Minister, Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan and the other members of the Sri Lankan delegation viewing one of the Heritage Exhibit. (Picture by- Chandika Lakmal Nandasiri)

This fair will serve to stimulate Japanese travel demand and launch new travel trends. Chief Minister of eastern participation at JATA is lined with the policy introduced by Milinda Moragoda Minister of Tourism, that is, to share the resources and expertise with all the provinces for better exposure of the country’s tourism being a concurrence subject.

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