Ambassador Tissa Wijeratne presented his credentials to President Andrzej Duda of the Republic of Poland at the Belverdere Palace on Tuesday, 14 June. The credentials ceremony was preceded by a Guard of Honour for the Ambassador in the forecourt of the Belvedere Palace.
The presentation ceremony was followed by a private interaction between President Andrzej Duda and Ambassador where the sides noted that Sri Lanka – Poland relations and cooperation are constantly developing and strengthening. They also stressed importance of mutual visits of countries’ leaders and intensification of the bilateral dialogue. The Polish President expressed confidence that progress in bilateral relations will be achieved by finding new fields for cooperation.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
June 15, 2016
Embassy of Sri Lanka in Poland, in association with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organized the first ever Sri Lanka travel trade road show in Warsaw on 14th September 2016.
In his welcoming speech, Ambassador Tissa Wijeratne, stated that “This is the first time that Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organized road show in Poland”. He added that “around 15,000 Polish tourists visited Sri Lanka in 2015, which is an increase of 17% as compared to 13,000 tourists who visited in 2014”. Ambassador Wijeratne invited Polish and especially tour operators and travel agents from Poland to take initiative to promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination.
The potential of Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and other Eastern European Countries as a source market is positive. Due to rapidly growing economies and incomes, an increasing number of Eastern European travelers are traveling abroad. This road show provides us with the opportunity to directly interact with the travel trade operators here and showcase what Sri Lanka has to offer. He added that, “Sri Lanka is home to the rich cultural heritage and tourist attractions of Sri Lanka including 8 UNESCO world heritages, well –preserved historic relics and beautiful beaches.”
The event continued with a thorough presentation by Ms. Shirani Herath, Representative of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau on the tourist infrastructure, products, and services of Sri Lanka and gave the guests an insight into the beautiful Island of Sri Lanka and the unique experiences that the country has to offer.
During the road show, over 35 Travel Agents / Tour operators from Poland were present and had B2B meetings with the Sri Lanka Tour operators and hoteliers.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
Sep., 26, 2016