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27 September 2012 09:23
Sri Lanka wants to become Asia's number one golfing destination
Golf-loving holidaymakers are being invited to participate in a three-day event at the second oldest royal golf course outside of Britain. The Royal Colombo Golf Club was granted royal status by King George V in the 1920s, and now hopes to attract wealthy tourists and golf enthusiasts from around the world when it stages the SriLankan Airlines Golf Classic, which is due to start on 17 October.
Lakshman Weerasooriya, country manager of SriLankan Airlines-Oman, said he hopes people will visit "one of the most beautiful golf courses in Asia" and help develop Colombo as one of Asia's leading golf tourism destinations. Visitors from the UK are advised to look at a
sports travel insurance policy before jetting off.
"The SriLankan Golf Classic has been one of our most successful events in the past, attended by many international golfers and we are excited to relaunch it," said Kapila Chandrasena, chief executive of SriLankan Airlines. "By hosting and sponsoring such events, which attract a large numbers of tourists and promote the country as a sports hub, we hope to help attain our national goal of boosting tourism."
Copyright Press Association 2012
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