SLTDA Chairman Johanne appointed SLTPB Acting Chairman
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Chairman Johanne Jayaratne has been appointed the Acting Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB) till a new Chairman is appointed.
Minister of Tourism Development John Amaratunga made this appointment on Friday (15) following the earlier resignation of SLTPB Chairman Kishu Gomes.
The temporary appointment comes as a request from the Tourism Industry as the Tourism Promotions Bureau plays a vital role in promoting Sri Lanka as a tourist destination globally, SLTDA said in a press release.
Jayaratne has served as the head of SLTDA since May this year and has a background in the aviation sector.
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes submitted his resignation to Amaratunga on Thursday to allow the newly elected President to appoint a new Chairman following the election.
Caption: Minister of Tourism Development John Amaratunga appointing Johanne Jayaratne as Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) in May 2019.