Authorised tour guides in Sigiriya expressed concern about constant clashes between them and the Chinese touts, and they requested the government to save the Sri Lankan tour guides from touts. They pointed out that they obtained the tour guide licence from the Minister of Tourism after a formal training under the ministry and the Central Provincial Council.
They said a member of the Sigiriya Tour Guide Association Hashan Dilruk(28) was injured in a clash between the Sri Lankan Tour Guides and a group of Chinese touts and admitted to hospital.
“An organised group of Chinese on tourist VISA enter the area under the Central Cultural Fund by paying Rs.50/- and function as tour guides, much to the anxiety of the authorized tour guides. We are facing a serious threat from these individuals. Most of them are workers in projects undertaken by Chinese construction companies. One of our members has been assaulted by a Chinese who claimed that he has been functioning as a guide for more than two years. This has been going on unchecked in other areas as well, but the ministry has not yet taken any steps against this illegal act,” Dilruk said.
Meanwhile, Project Manager of the Central Cultural Fund Anura Nishantha said he would take immediate steps to check the tour guide identity cards and to prevent the ongoing irregularity, and said the police would investigate the alleged assault on a Sri Lanka tour guide. (Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)
Ceylon Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:03
These lankan guides dont know that lanka's new colonial master is china.chinese dont follow british fair rules.this is chinese rules,by force,by thugery.lankans are beggers to china.now lankans eat from chinese money.be quiet and work hard to pay the debts.mahindas dont pay back stolen money.now all money people must pay.
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ANTON Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:33
STOP THIS IMMEDIATELY, OTHER WISE THIS PLACE WILL BE RENAMED AS " CHEENA-GIRIYA"
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ANTON Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:36
I THINK CHINESE ARE GOING TO PROVE THAT SIGIRYA WAS BUILT BY KING KASYAPA FROM CHINESE LOANS. .... BECAUSE THE PAINTED SIGIRI WOMEN HAVE CHINESE FACE CUTS.
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Kevin Saturday, 14 July 2018 11:39
Cheena Patas. They will over-run this country. Unless we revolt now we will soon be living under Emperor Jinping, who is already the 'Dictator for Life' in China. Even newspaper editors are scared to speak up so this may not be even published.
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RAK Sunday, 15 July 2018 18:43
Soon we will have Chinese mafia wars here also
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lankanlion Monday, 16 July 2018 05:04
Where is Ven. Gnanasara when you need him?
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Jigsaw Jakson Friday, 27 July 2018 09:11
This is a worldwide problem take Vancouver or any other port city with a Chinese populus you will find these toutes rampant.
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RP Monday, 6 August 2018 08:07
What on earth is going on in our country?Kuwaiti couple beating up 5 custom officers and Chinese beating tour guides in Sigiriya???Who is paying the hospital charges? Our people are at the mercy of these damn foreigners?Mahinda mama chased the LTTE and brought us another nuisance with these uncivilized Chinese.
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BEN Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:42
Please stop this guides from entering the places..If you let them go on like this ,One fine day we will have a Chinese President too.
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