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Sri Lanka's Embassy in Moscow, Russia has completed an innovative project to further promote Sri Lanka as the preferred tourism destination among the Russian people.

Under this project, which was ably supported by Sri Lanka tourism, they have compiled a Tourist Guide Book on Sri Lanka in the Russian language and two audio CD'S containing details of 21 places to visit in Sri Lanka.

The first copies of Russian Language Guide Book and CD'S were handed over to the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism, Dr. Nalaka Godahewa and Managing Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Rumy Jauffer by the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga in Colombo. Acting Director General of Sri Lanka Tourism were also present at the occasion.

The tourist guide book, which contains 296 pages, includes the country profile, places to visit in Sri Lanka, hotel & other accommodation information, available leisure activities and emergency numbers.

Meanwhile, the two CD'S will give the listener a detailed description of 21 places in Sri Lanka, where tourists would like to visit to.

The Managing Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Mr. Rumy Jauffer also addressed the distinguished gathering.

He said, “This was a timely publication and it will also be published in the languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Arabic in near future for the convenience of the front office sales staff of tour operators”.

Mr. Jauffer disclosed that this guide book will also be available on Sri Lanka Tourism's official website, as an e-guide book. “I take this opportunity to thank to the ambassador and his staff in Russia for their untiring efforts in this exercise”.

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