Plans are under way to prepare a new national policy for the tourism industry in Sri Lanka, Tourism and Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake said.
Dissanayake said it has been decided to introduce a three year strategic plan related to the new national policy on tourism.
We decided to introduce a new national policy for the tourism industry with the aim of developing the Sri Lankan economy and living standards of the people. We hope to obtain the assistance of all for the success of this. And he said arrangements are being made to launch a special program to grant benefits for people in villages in line with the new policy. Creating new employment opportunities for Sri Lankan youth and making more spaces for village level persons to increase their earnings are the main objectives of this new national policy which is to be introduced to the Sri Lankan tourism industry.
Open University of Sri Lanka invites applications for a short course on Certificate in Tourism & Hotel Operations for target to School leavers, job seekers and those already employed.
Entry Requirement: At least 18 years of age at time of registration.
Venue: At the Open University Centers in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna. Other centers may be considered If there are at least 15 Students from each center.
Dates: 10 Sundays commencing from mid March 2015
Course Fee: Rs. 7000
Duly perfected application forms available at the above venues (or downloadable from OUSL website) should be sent to Course Coordinator/Tourism, Department of Social Studies. Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawale, Nugegoda on or before 10th March 2015.
Further details are available in the website www.ou.ac.lk or contact to 0777447261 or see below image