SriLankan Airlines organised a gala event in New Delhi recently to promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination. The event at the ITC Maurya was attended by cricketer Kumara Sangakkara, the airline’s brand ambassador, and Jacqueline Fernandez, the Sri Lankan beauty queen who is making a name for herself in Bollywood. Mr. Subhash Goyal, Chairman STIC Travels Pvt Ltd was also present at the event. STIC Travels holds the GSA for SriLankan Airlines in India, along with various other leading aviation companies, such as, Air China, Mihin Lanka to name a few.
He said he has enjoyed India, but “Sri Lanka is my home. It is to me paradise. From beaches to nature adventures, wellness, culture, cuisine, shopping…we have it all—-complemented by a warm, smiling and friendly people with a world renowned excellence in hospitality.”
In a brief speech, Jacqueline Fernandez too exhorted Indians to visit Sri Lanka in large numbers. A group of dancers specially flown in from Colombo performed at the well-attended event.