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Saturday, 02 May, 2015, 15 : 30 PM [IST]

SAARC should focus on Sustainable Tourism Development: Sri Lankan diplomat

High Commissioner of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne has suggested that countries within the ambit of SAARC should look for Sustainable Tourism development by identifying world heritage sites within their geographical boundaries, stated a release. In his valedictory address at the concluding session of a Summit on “India : The Future Global Healthcare Hub” under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in New Delhi yesterday Seneviratne said, “Sri Lanka has been doing this and would want other SAARC countries to follow suit”.

Sustainable Tourism development is one way to preserve the ecology of the SAARC countries and the same time grow with it to realise the potential of Sustainable Tourism Development as it would save us also from possible and predictable natural disasters, he pointed out.

“Nothing happens in vacuum to preserve the nature. Since the SAARC countries have shared culture and wisdom, we should draw from it so as not to fall prey to catastrophies and therefore, this area of cooperation ought to be explored with utmost priority”, he concluded.

Sanjay Aggarwal, Chairman, Foreign Trade and Investment Committee, PHD Chamber, presided over the session whereas the Chamber’s AYUSH Committee Chairman, Pradeep Multani moderated the session.
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