Sri Lanka is currently facing one of the worst economic crises since its Independence in 1948. The governmemh6 declared bankruptcy in April and there were even plans to sell the national airline. Amid the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Sri Lanka will bank on tourism to revive its economy. For this, Sri Lanka’s newly appointed brand ambassador for tourism former cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya revealed that Sri Lanka will focus on promoting the Ramayana trail for Indian tourists. Read on to know more.
Sri Lanka To Develop Ramayana Trail To Boost Tourism
53-year-old former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya was appointed the Sri Lanka Brand Ambassador of Tourism. He met India’s High Commissioner in Colombo, Gopal Baglay. Jayasuriya revealed that Sri Lanka will focus on promoting the Ramayana trail for Indian tourists. The Indian High Commission took to Twitter to reveal that Jayasuriya met the High Commissioner to strengthen ties between the people of Sri Lanka and India.
#SriLanka's newly-appointed tourism brand Ambassador, cricket legend @Sanath07 met High Commissioner today. The meeting focused on strengthening ties between the people of 🇮🇳 and 🇱🇰 and promoting tourism as an instrument for economic recovery . pic.twitter.com/25qKxQSEtX
— India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) August 8, 2022
Ramayana Related Spots In Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is home to many temples and ancient sites that have relevance to Ramayana. This includes the Amman Temple where Sita was held captive by Ravana. This is the very spot where the footprints of Hanuman can be spotted on the rock near the river. You can also witness the legendary Rama Sethu, the very bridge that Rama built with the help of Hanuman and the vanar sena to reach Lanka.
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