First Disneyland of South Asia to open in Sri Lanka

A team from Disneyland has agreed to travel to Sri Lanka in November to discuss opening the South Asia’s  first Disneyland in Hambantota.

“Diana (State Tourism Minister) walking the talk! Team from Disneyland have AGREED to visit #SriLanka in Nov. to hold discussions on setting up South Asia’s 1st Disneyland in Hambantota!” tweeted Jamila Husian, Associate Editor of Daily Mirror.

Diana Gamage will be visiting US soon to discuss plans for the USD 18 billion investment following an invitation from Walt Disney,” added Husian.

State Minister Diana Gamage earlier said that officials from Disneyland have been in discussions with her to open a Disneyland in Sri Lanka.

She said that this project would boost Sri Lanka’s tourism sector.

Notably, Sri Lanka will benefit greatly from increased exposure for its tourism after being awarded the opportunity to host the “Miss Tourism World – International Finale 2022” in Colombo.

According to the Sunday Observer, Croatia and Russia, the other two shortlisted nations to host the 75th edition of the “Miss Tourism World” worldwide Pageant, willingly declined to do so in favour of Sri Lanka.

According to David Singh, global director of “Miss Tourism World – International Finale 2022,” this was the case since the two nations were aware that the event would significantly contribute to the tourism rebirth in Sri Lanka.

The event will take place in Sri Lanka from December 8 to 21. There will be winners from 80 different nations, giving Sri Lanka a destination value of almost USD 40 million.

He added they will travel to all the major tourist destinations in Sri Lanka during the pageant, including Kandy, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Habarana, Ella, Arugam Bay, Mirissa, and Galle. According to Sunday Observer, this will in turn promote these places.

Due to poor economic management, corruption, and agricultural issues, Sri Lanka is currently experiencing an unparalleled catastrophe.

The 22 million-strong nation of Sri Lanka is experiencing the worst economic crisis in seven decades, leaving millions of people unable to afford basic necessities like food, medicine, and fuel.

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