In its 21st year of continuous publication, Travel Lanka is the only regularly updated tourist information book in Sri Lanka, recognized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and widely distributed in the country to serve tourists and stakeholders in the tourism industry.
The award was given at a special ceremony organised jointly by the Chamber of Tourism and Industry – Sri Lanka and the Tourism Industry Ministry – Eastern Province, held at Hotel Pacific Grounds, Arugam Bay, as part of their programme to celebrate World Tourism Day 2014.
The chief guest at the ceremony was International Monetary Co-operation Senior Minister and Finance and Planning Deputy Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama. Other distinguished guests included Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister ALM Athaullah, Food Security Senior Minister P. Dayaratne, Productivity Promotion Minister Basher Segu Dawood and British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka John Rankin.
The award to Travel Lanka was presented to Piyarathna Hewabatage, Chairman, Heritage House & Pace Publishers, the publisher of the magazine.