The Sri Lanka Embassy in Moscow, Russia has published a Catalogue of Tourism in Sri Lanka in Russian language to promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination in Russia and other Russian speaking countries including Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
The catalogue was published and launched on the 22nd March 2012 at the Moscow International Tour and Travel Fair.
The Catalogue was presented to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the Ambassadar Udayanga Weerathunga on April 16th at Temple Trees. The President expressed his appreciation for the endeavor taken by the Ambassador for promoting tourism in Russia and CIS countries which has increased in many folds during the last few years.
He also mentioned that this catalogue is an example to be initiated by other Sri Lankan foreign missions to promote tourism.
This catalogue bears information among many others, about Sri Lankan history, modern history, people, festivals, visa procedures, currency, Sri Lankan food, culture and heritage. Further; it opens portals to cities such as; Colombo, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and Kandy whilst discussing about hill country wildlife, beaches, and star class hotels along with the facilities provided.
The prospective second phase is to publish the catalogue in English language to promote tourism in the countries where English is the common dialect.