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Israel and Sri Lanka are expected to commence direct flights between the two countries soon, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranathunga said.

It is expected that between 2000 and 5000 Israeli tourists would visit Sri Lanka during May-Sept. travel season once the direct flights operations have begun by the two nations, he said.

The minister said with the reopening of the country to invite tourists after the Covid pandemic, talks have begun between the embassies and the Tourism Ministry on the resumption of airline operations.

Minister Ranatunga said the discussions are underway to begin direct flights to Sri Lanka from  Russia by Aeroflot, Sharjah by Air Arabia, Dubai by Flydubai, India by Vistara airlines and Kuwait by Jazeera airlines.(DSB)

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  • ahmed Murhsid Idroos Tuesday, 06 April 2021 02:00 PM

    Expect More trouble making from these tourists . Jews are good at creating rifts between harmonious people

    Michael Ranasinghe Tuesday, 06 April 2021 06:38 PM

    Oh yeah right we have loads of harmony at the moment. What a joke

    Davinda Tuesday, 06 April 2021 06:42 PM

    Ahmed i think the Islamists who bombed our country and destroyed our tourism. So please keep quiet and think before what you say And spread hatres .

    RoaringCreek Tuesday, 06 April 2021 02:32 PM

    Mr. Minister, what about my two stroke power fixed wing aircraft. Can I fly it somewhere?

    RP Tuesday, 06 April 2021 06:12 PM

    Welcome move. Get as many as Tourists possible. Jewish people are nice, intelligent, helping people and no need to worry about them as one reader commented. Good, bad and ugly are in every ethnicity. Cheers.

    Martin Milton Tuesday, 06 April 2021 06:54 PM

    This is an excellent move. Further there is no nation better at security operations than Israel. This will help Sri Lanka to learn from Israel. MM


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