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Published on : Friday, April 21, 2017
Keeping in accordance with international standards and the assistance of the tri forces, Sri Lanka will strengthen the standards of its adventure tourism. in a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, it says that the “Adventure Tourism and Adventure Training is fast becoming a popular industry”. It continued saying that there are international standards for all adventure activities; the need was for Sri Lankan standards, equal to the international standards to be developed.
Interestingly, the government has agreed to involve all stake holders in this process.
The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Bureau will have a website on which all locations at which adventure activities are provided by service providers will be listed. Keeping the risks and precautions in mind, the Sri Lanka Navy will convene a meeting of all water based adventure service providers to assess the present status. The Sri Lanka Air Force will coordinate air based adventure activities through a meeting of stake holders. In the same way, the Special Forces of the Army will focus on land-based adventure.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka will coordinate with telecommunication service providers and health and emergency first responders will have a common number in case of any emergency communication and rescue issues.
Taking a further leap, it has been said that the Public Division Office of the Prime Minister’s Office will work with the Prime Minister’s Committee of Vocational Training to develop a National Standard Qualification for Adventure Trainers.