Sri Lanka, Maldives to further strengthen tourism ties
As per sources The Minister had discussions to strengthen the long-standing mutual relationship between Maldives and Sri Lanka during the visit. Minister Rajapaksa and the Maldivian President engaged in discussions regarding the Covid-19 recovery efforts and tourism. Highlighting that Sri Lanka is in the process of reopening, Rajapaksa stated that the recovery of tourism in the Maldives is beneficial to its close neighbors. He had further revealed that Sri Lanka is expected to increase flight frequencies to the Maldives with the addition of a new Southern airport. Discussions also revolved around the proposed flights to Ratmalana airport from the Maldives.