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The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Republic of Korea in association with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) organized the Sri Lanka’s pavilion at the Seoul International Tourism Industry Fair (SITIF) in the COEX exhibition center in Seoul from 06to 09 June2019.

All the major tourist destinations in Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Africa made their presence at the fair, which attracted more than 100,000 visitors.

Charge’ d’ Affaires of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Republic of Korea Jagath Abeywarna and Chairman of the SITIF Shin Joong-Mok along with the Representatives from the SLTPB and the Sri Lanka Travel Trade ceremonially opened the Sri Lanka’s pavilion on 06 June 2019.

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Sri Lanka’s pavilion portrayed tourism themes of the island, which earned high praise from visitors. The visitors to the pavilion enjoyed Ceylon tea and Sri Lankan traditional dancing performances.

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau won the “Best Folklore Performance Award” at the SITIF for outstanding performances by the Olaboduwa Dancing Academy. The dancing team also had a chance to perform at the SITIF’s official luncheon on 07 June 2019.

In parallel to SITIF, Sri Lankan travel companies successfully held B2B meeting Sessions on 04 June 2019 in Busan, the second biggest city in the Republic of Korea and Seoul on 10 June 2019 with the participation of more than 80 Korean tour operators and media followed by a dinner reception.

Delivering the opening remarks at the B2B Session in Seoul, Chargé d’ Affaires Abeywarna stated that the situation of the country has returned to normalcy after the Eater Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka and many countries in the world have relaxed their travel restrictions issued on Sri Lanka with the attacks. Subsequently, Charge’ d’ Affairs Abeywarna requested travel trade and media interlocutors to encourage Korean tourists to visit Sri Lanka.

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 Embassy of Sri Lanka

Seoul, Republic of Korea
18 June 2019
Department of Commerce invites Sri Lankan manufacturers, exporters and service providers to participate at Sri Lanka pavilions to be organized at the following overseas trade fairs
Exhibitors will also have an opportunity to attend B2B meetings that will be arranged in coordination with trade fair authorities and Sri Lankan Embassies in Thailand and France.


Digital Thailand

October 28- 31, 2019, Thailand

                  IT/BPO sector

                      FI 2019                                    

Food Ingredients Europe

December 3- 5, 2019, France

        Spices and other food ingredients
Cost of participation
  • Big Bang 2019: Cost of space and stall construction will be borne by the Department of Commerce.
  • FI 2019: 70% of the cost of space and stall construction will be borne by the Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The balance 30% is required to be borne by the participants.
In addition, air fare, hotel accommodation, freight of exhibits and other personal expenses will also have to be borne by the participants themselves.

Application and Selection Procedure

Application form is available at DoC website ( >> Downloads >> Forms >> Application for TF participation). The duly filled applications should reach the Director General of Commerce via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 15th September 2019. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview by a Selection Committee.
For further details, please contact   Mr. Dilanga Hettiarachchi (Big Bang) 0112329733 - 231 , Ms. Chathuri Jayawardhana (FI 2019) 0112329733- 251
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