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1998-2017

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF). the pioneer National Ecotourism Organization in Sri Lanka... Marching towards greener and pro-poor tourism fabric in Sri Lanka

1998-2017

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF). the pioneer National Ecotourism Organization in Sri Lanka... Marching towards greener and pro-poor tourism fabric in Sri Lanka

1998-2017

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF). the pioneer National Ecotourism Organization in Sri Lanka... Marching towards greener and pro-poor tourism fabric in Sri Lanka

1998-2017

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF). the pioneer National Ecotourism Organization in Sri Lanka... Marching towards greener and pro-poor tourism fabric in Sri Lanka

1998-2017

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF). the pioneer National Ecotourism Organization in Sri Lanka... Marching towards greener and pro-poor tourism fabric in Sri Lanka

1998-2017

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF). the pioneer National Ecotourism Organization in Sri Lanka... Marching towards greener and pro-poor tourism fabric in Sri Lanka

1998-2017

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF). the pioneer National Ecotourism Organization in Sri Lanka... Marching towards greener and pro-poor tourism fabric in Sri Lanka

1998-2017

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF). the pioneer National Ecotourism Organization in Sri Lanka... Marching towards greener and pro-poor tourism fabric in Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA ECOTOURISM FOUNDATION

PRESS RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE AND ECOTOURISM; Sustainable Tourism Agents in Rural Societies (STARS)

The International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Agents in Rural Societies (STARS) which was held in Kandy and Horton Plains, Sri Lanka, from 19th to 25th February, 2016

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PRESS RELEASE

Launch and the Inaugural Workshop of National Sustainable Tourism Certification (NSTC) Programme

The Workshop on first ever National Sustainable Tourism Certification (NSTC) Programme for Small and Medium Enterprises Tourism and Community Based Tourism

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INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT (IYST), 2017

‘to give a “voice to the Ecotourism fraternity of the Asia-Pacific region” that can be heard in the wider global forum of discussions…’ The APREC is trying to develop a programme/project under the branding of ‘feel the community proud through tourism business’ by promoting and strengthening of Community Based Ecotourism Enterprises (CBE) to increase the

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN)

Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) and the Training Programme on ‘Standards and Certification’ conducted by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (UNWTO-GSTC) was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 4th to 6th June, 2016 at the Auditorium of Thai Public Office of Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism....

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Panama CBT-Press

A Network of Community Based Tourism Projects was ceremonially launched at Panama in the East Coast, Sri Lanka, on the 30th June, 2016 (Thursday) These Projects are being supported by ILO and Australian Aid. Under these projects a Central Tourism Office of Panama Community Based Tourism Association (CBTA)...

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Small and Medium Enterprises Network of Tourism Sri Lanka

'…..promoting sustainable tourism through SMEs and CBTs…'

"We are giving a voice to small and medium tourism entrepreneurs of Sri Lanka that can be heard in the wider global forum of discussions and feel the SME tourism fraternity proud through tourism businesses", added SLEF press statement.

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ASIAN ECOTOURISM NETWORK (AEN) ESTABLISHED

A long-felt need for the Ecotourism Fraternity in Asia

A group of Asian ecotourism leaders gathered to kick off the Asian Ecotourism Network (Ecotourism Asia-AEN) in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on the 16th of October, 2014, in conjunction with the 8th Asia Pacific Ecotourism Conference.

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Agrotourism training programmes For Women

A Project by Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) to support rural women through Training on Agro Tourism, Community Tourism , Management of Farm and Ecolodges

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Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) conducts a training programme on Ecotourism in Turkey

Palitha Gurusinghe, President of Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation has been invited by the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey, to conduct a Training Programme on Ecotourism for the officials of the Wildlife Sector and National Parks in Turkey.

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SLEF Training -Turkey Media Cover - Sunday Times

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SLEF initiates online/distance learning courses on SUSTAINABILITY & ECOTOURISM

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Presidential Awards for Travel and Tourism Sri Lanka-2010

Palitha Gurusinghe, President, Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation is receiving Presidential Tourism Awards-For Sri Lanka Tourism 2010 'Outstanding Contribution for Tourism Sri Lanka'

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Community Tourism Fund (CTF), 2013

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) has initiated a Community Supporting Programme to help the communities living around tourism generating areas of Sri Lanka.

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Small and Medium Enterprises of Tourism in Sri Lanka (SME); a new Initiative by Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF)

To position Sri Lanka as a Sustainable Ecotourism destination, the country needs the services of Small and Medium Scale Ecotourism Network, (SMEN) consisting of tour operators, hotel and lodge owners and Community Based Ecotourism Enterprises (CBEs)

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Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) represented Sri Lanka at the Ecotourism Workshop in Thimpu, Bhutan.

The workshop was organized by South Asia Women's Network (SAWN) and Tourism Council of Bhutan, Thimphu, with the support of ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, through their EU-funded Himalica Programme)

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SLEF Office and Home Stay opened

On March, 2014, Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation moved to a new office complex with more facilities. It has been ceremonially opened by Mr. and Mrs. Goji and Masako Atsumi from Japan.

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5th Annual Sri Lanka Tourism Awards -2011

Sri Lanka Tourism Awards - 2011 was held on 30th August 2012, at the Waters Edge – Battramulla, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) was awarded as the 'Best Initiative for Ecotourism Research,

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Ecotourism Business Development (EBD) Participants enjoyed the study Tour/Field Trip

The participants who followed the EBD programme, conducted by the Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) went on a field trip and overnight camping during the week end.

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CERTIFICATE COURSE IN ECOTOURISM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (EBD) Conducted by Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation in association with The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and Asia-Pacific Regional Ecotourism Council (APREC)

Next Programme commences on; 23rd June, 2012 Venue: Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (Hotel School) Colombo, 03

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Certificate Course in Ecotourism Business Development (EBD)

Names of the Participants who completed the Programme from June to August, 2012

  • Rohan Abeywickrama, Chairman, Hawk Travels Ltd

  • Shane Gunawijaya, Chairman, Thargala Ecolodge, Kalametiya, Tangalle

  • S.Indika Wijesinghe, Manager, Jewelex Agro Pvt Ltd, Sigiriya

  • Indika De Costa, Company Director, Chairman

  • Sanjeewa Bandara Ekanayake, Manager, Kosan Crisplant

  • Ruwan S Jayasundara, Attorney-at-Law, Chairman, Yesmin Travels Ltd

  • Anuradha Ekanayake, Manager, Paradise Travel and Tours (UK), Sri Lanka Office

  • Jagath Abeyweera, Bank Manager, IT Division, Hatton National Bank Ltd

  • Amila Isuruduwa, Final Year Student, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya

  • Vipuladheera Jayasinghe, Chairman, Alkin Holiday Resort, Kandalama

  • M.S. Dilroshan Fernando, Tour Executive, Heritage Expeditions Ltd

  • Arosha Jayasundara, Chairman, Cinnamon Village, Horana

  • M.G. Manoj Prasanna, Programme Officer, Biodiversity Division, Ministry of Environment

  • Ashvinee Samudrika Pathirana, Under Graduate

  • C.Dumindahewa, Chairman, Travel Agent, Managing Director, Yala Holidays Limited

  • Indika Weerasinghe, Marketing Consultant, Sylvan Tours Ltd

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), has offered 50% discount on the 'One Year Professional Membership' for the EBD Participants whose names indicated above. It will be a great opportunity for them to join the oldest and largest ecotourism organization in the world and involved in the activities performed by TIES in the Ecotourism Fields

Internships and Voluntourism in Sri Lanka with SLEF.

Please down load PDF to see a Profile on Internships and Voluntourism of the 2 EVS from Spain-2016

Sri Lanka Tourism News Paper

(UNWTO) Asia Pacific



Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) rated by UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in its publication 'Compendium of Best Practices and Recommendations for Ecotourism in Asia and the Pacific'

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Asia-Pacific Regional Ecotuorism Council (APREC)

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First South Asia Sub Regional Tourism Forum

Walawa Nadee Ecotourism Organitation

'RESPONSIBLE TOURISM WITHOUT BOUNDARIES' Documentary DVD on Ecotourism and Community Based Tourism released


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