Sri Lanka to upgrade Adventure Tourism standards

Indo Asian News Service

Colombo, April 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka will upgrade the standards of its Adventure Tourism in accordance with international levels, a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office said here on Thursday.

"Adventure Tourism and Adventure Training is fast becoming a popular industry," the statement said.

"There are international standards for all adventure activities, the need was for Sri Lankan standards, equal to the international standards to be developed," Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.

The government has agreed to involve all stakeholders in this process.

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Bureau will have a website on which all locations at which adventure activities are provided by service providers will be listed.

The Sri Lanka Navy will convene a meeting of all water based adventure service providers to assess the present status.

The Sri Lanka Air Force will coordinate air based adventure activities through a meeting of stake holders.

In the same way, the Special Forces of the Army will focus on land based adventure.

--IANS

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