5th Annual Sri Lanka Tourism Awards -2011
Sri Lanka Tourism Awards - 2011 was held on 30th August 2012, at the Waters Edge – Battramulla, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) was awarded as the 'Best Initiative for Ecotourism Research, Training and Education in Sri Lanka' and 'Best Model Community Based Tourism Project in Sri Lanka' to; Walawa Nadee Ecotourism Organization, Ambalantota, (Nominated and supported by Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation(SLEF)
Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2011 pays tribute to organizations and individuals for their excellence and inspired achievements whilst contributing towards the strengthening and empowering of our nation's tourism industry. This annual event, held for the 5th consecutive year under the aegis of Sri Lanka Tourism provides an unenviable platform for industry recognition. These accolades also present an opportunity for tourism operators to reinforce their commitment in perpetuating visitor experience and celebrate their success in an evolving business environment. An objective of this year's Awards is to recognize and reward excellence in the travel and tourism industry, thus promoting and enhancing the delivery of service standards.
Eco-labeling, Accreditation and Certification Programme
Proposal for Eco-labeling, Accreditation and Certification Programme for SME Tourism Sector, Sri Lanka (A proposal prepared by Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) under the guidelines provided by Ecotourism Australia, The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), The Region Initiative (TRI) and the United Nation's Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) Programme.) Read More
Sri Lanka With Sri Lanka
'Life time Experience in Authentic Ecotourism in Sri Lanka!'…. only from Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation… An award winning pioneer national ecotourism organization of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation in partnership with Sri Lanka Eco Tours offers high end authentic ecotourism packages at an affordable price to deserving ecotourists looking for an unforgettable ecotourism Experience coupled with Nature and Adventure exploration programmes in Sri Lanka.
Presidential Awards for Travel and Tourism Sri Lanka-2010
Palitha Gurusinghe, President, Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation is receiving Presidential Tourism Awards-For Sri Lanka Tourism 2010 'Outstanding Contribution for Tourism Sri Lanka'
Walawa Nadee Ecotourism Organization
Walawa Nadee Ecotourism Organization (WNEO) Awarded at the 5th Annual Sri Lanka Tourism Awards -2011 as the 'Best Model Community Based Tourism Project in Sri Lanka', Located at Waduruppuwa Village, Hambantota District, Southern Province,
Nominated and supported by Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation(SLEF)
Performing Walawa Jungle River Safari Tour and other Ecotourism attractions at village level
Ecotourism Business Development (EBD) Certificate Programme successfully completed with the Awarding of Certificate to 16 (sixteen) participants on 2nd November, 2012 at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Addressing the participants who have successfully completed the Certificate progrmme on Ecotourism Business Development EBD) and the distinguished gathering at the EBD Award Ceremony held at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM), Colombo, Sri Lanka on 2nd November, 2012, Mr. HMS Samaranayake, former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourist Board, and the Chief Guest for the Award Ceremony said 'Sri Lanka Tourism should create a special division to promote Ecotourism in Sri Lanka as it is the best alternative to alleviate poverty through tourism in Sri Lanka and to attract up market, environment friendly wealthy tourists to Sri Lanka.'
Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation is the pioneer national ecotourism society of Sri Lanka that was established in 1998. From its inception, SLEF was focusing on sustainable tourism, environmental and biodiversity conservation in Sri Lanka, with a view to mitigate the impacts of climate change, strain on the environment and environmental degradation and increase of the energy efficiency and clean technologies. From 2010 onwards, SLEF was strongly promoting of sustainable and renewable energy sources in Sri Lanka, especially for the small and medium tourism sector (SMEs) SLEF was the first to promote and popularize solar powered lighting systems among the small and medium scale tourism entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka. Moving another step forward SLEF decided to promote solar energy systems and related equipments to those who are interested in acquiring them at an affordable price.
Community Tourism Fund (CTF), 2013
Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) has initiated a Community Supporting Programme to help the communities living around tourism generating areas of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation launched the CTF for the purpose of establishing Community Based Ecotourism Enterprises (CBEs) in tourism generating areas of rural Sri Lanka. The Objective of CTF is to get the communities involved in tourism businesses by educating and supporting them financially on how they could initiate ecotourism ventures such as community camping, home stays, organic farming, cultural activities etc. enabling them to generate much needed alternative income to support their families and by doing so to alleviate poverty. SLEF kindly invites you to support CTF financially and to be a Partner of Sri Lanka's Community Tourism Development Projects.
Share with SLEF Community Fund; Please donate now. No amount is too small.