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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.