STARS+ Erasmus Programme of European Union (EU) supports Madurawala Ecotourism Project
Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF), the pioneer National Ecotourism Society of Sri Lanka (www.ecotouismsrilanka.net) is Coordinating the ERASMUS + STARS Programme in Sri Lanka in association with the Fundación General de la Universidad de La Laguna located in San Cristobal de La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain and supported by the Education, Culture and Audiovisual Agency of the European Union (EU) This Project is Youth delegates from the Canary and Tenerife Islands, (Spain), Madeira Island (Portugal), New Caledonia Island (France), the Solomon Islands (Oceania), Budeo Islands, Chile (Americas), Sri Lanka and Bali, (Indonesia-Asia)...
Madurawala Community Based Ecotourism Project has been launched in July, 2017
Madurawala and Anguruwatota are located in the Western Province, Kalutara District. From Kalutara to madurawala is just 30 KMS. Madurawala is accessible from Neboda-Horana Road or Horana-Kalutara Road. The Madurawala Village is located around 52 KMS from Colombo. Madurawala is located in close proximity to Anguruwatota Ancient Village which is part of the ancient Kingdom of Sitawaka and Raigam Kindom. These regions are once the liberation centers of Sinhalease fought against Portuguese. (Sinhala: සීතාවක) This kingdom was located in south-central Sri Lanka. It emerged from the division of the kingdom of Kotte following the Spoiling of King Vijayabahu in 1521, and over the course of the next seventy years....
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT (IYST), 2017
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE AND ECOTOURISM POLONNARUWA, SRI LANKA, 2017
‘to give a “voice to the Ecotourism fraternity of the Asia-Pacific region” that can be heard in the wider global forum of discussions…’ The APREC is trying to develop a programme/project under the branding of ‘feel the community proud through tourism business’ by promoting and strengthening of Community Based Ecotourism Enterprises (CBE) to increase the competitiveness of CBE products and services worldwide, inter-and intra-regional tourism markets” The International Conference will be held in Polonnaruwa, the Mediaeval Capital and the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka. The event will be held in Polonnaruwa under the patronage of Hon. HE, Maithreepala Sirisena, the President of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Tourism represents at World Tourism Conference – 2016, Penang, Malaysia. “Tourism Delights; Delivering the Unexpected”
Palitha Gurusinghe, President, Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) and General Secretary, Asia-Pacific Regional Ecotourism Council (APREC)
The 4th World Tourism Conference 2016 was held in the historic city of George Town, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Penang, Malaysia from 17th to 19th of October, 2016. The conference brought together the world leaders in tourism, high-level policy makers, and experts from the public and private sector, academics, NGOs, INGOs and world media to exchange and share their experiences, update their knowledge and expand the existing networks for future tourism growth and development. There were more than 750 delegates represented their respective organizations from all over the world.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE AND ECOTOURISM;
Sustainable Tourism Agents in Rural Societies (STARS)
The International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Agents in Rural Societies (STARS) which was held in Kandy and Horton Plains, Sri Lanka, from 19th to 25th February, 2016 has been successfully concluded.
The event was hosted by Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF), the pioneer National Ecotourism Society of Sri Lanka (www.ecotourismsrilanka.net) in association with Education, Culture and Audiovisual Agency of the European Union (EU) and Fundación General de la Universidad de La Laguna located in San Cristobal de La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain.
Launch and the Inaugural Workshop of National Sustainable Tourism Certification (NSTC) Programme
The Workshop on first ever National Sustainable Tourism Certification (NSTC) Programme for Small and Medium Enterprises Tourism and Community Based Tourism Enterprises has been launched on the 27th April, 2015, at the Auditorium of the National Library Services Board, Colombo, 07, Sri Lanka.