Blue Economy neglected but the Canabis promoted
Posted on November 15th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera 

Tourism Industry

18. Promotion of Marine Tourism

18.1. New programs have been introduced in many countries in various ways to attract tourists. However, there are lack of approaches to develop the maritime tourism considering advantages of the location of Sri Lanka. Therefore, three maritime zones in the Eastern, Southern and Western provinces will be identified and developed the related infrastructure in those areas. Accordingly, identification and development of the safety sea areas for tourists to engage in sea-related activities in the shallow seas, the development of related infrastructure including, anchoring bays for parking light yacht, necessary facilities for diving and other related activities and food courts are required in this respect. The required funds for this purpose should be provided by the Tourism Development Fund. To initiate the process, I propose to allocate Rs. 50 million from the 2023 budget.

18.2.  I propose to facilitate promotion of adventure sports such as water rafting in order to popularize Sri Lanka as a destination for sports tourism. 


EDB under National Export Strategy ( NES) emphasised  Importance of blue economy

But today Finance Minister disappointed all of us by identifying only above

Nevertheless mentioned following which seems out of place 


Producing Triloka Wijayapathra

52.1. The possibilities of producing Triloka Wijayapathra purely for the prurpose of exports will be examined for which an expert committee will also be set up.


It is cannabis !!!

Dr Sarath Obeysekera 

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