Tourism office opened in Batticaloa

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By 2017-07-17

By Our Ampara Correspondent

The Office of the Eastern Province Tourism Bureau for the Batticaloa District was ceremonially declared open by the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Naseer Ahamed on Friday at Yard Road, Batticaloa with the participation of Minister of Agriculture Thurairasasingham, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine A. L. M. Naseer, Councillors of the Eastern Province Shiibly Farook, M. Nadarajah and J. Karunaharan.

The EPTB was established under the Eastern Tourism Bureau Statute, No. 02 of 2016 passed by the Eastern Provincial Council, in order to develop and regulate the tourism industry in the province and it is the first of its kind among all the provincial councils.

The Bureau plans to set up two more offices shortly in the Trincomalee and Ampara districts in addition to the office in Batticaloa.
The ETB has already established strong links with the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs and has secured funds to build and operate tourism information and sales centres with all facilities at a cost of Rs 200 million.

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