French Naval tour boost to tourism

French Naval Group of 745 naval officers on vessels ‘FNS TONNERRE and FNS SURCOUF’ have successfully concluded their tour in Sri Lanka in selected bio bubbles, said Connaissance De Ceylan (Pvt) Ltd, the official ground handling agent for the event.

All Naval officers were PCR tested on arrival and upon negative results embarked on the journey of exploring Sri Lanka.


“We thank Embassy of France in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism, Sri Lanka Tourism, the Sri Lanka Navy, the Ports Authority, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, the WildLife Authority and all other relevant government organizations and officials that supported us in numerous ways for this tour,” said Chairman of Connaissance De Ceylan Chandra Wickramasinghe.

The group on their tour stayed at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Marriot Weligama Bay, Amaya Lake Dambulla, Jetwing Lake Dambulla and Aliya Resort & Spa Sigiriya.“local staff at the hotels, transport providers Safari Parks and places where the group visited were handling the guests professionally, extending Sri Lanka’s famed hospitality as per the given guidelines even amidst the pandemic we are facing.”

“A special thank must go to the 11 tour guides, the 30 chauffeurs and all other operational staff too for coming forward to make this event a success.”




“I must say that the 57 individuals who were operationally involved were later tested for C-19 upon the completion of the tour and their results were negative.’

“This special incentive tour proves to be an example of how tourism can flourish under the bio bubble concept if we adhere to the given health guidelines.

“Let tourism development in bio bubbles bring about positive results always and let the negative results be limited only to the PCRs.” Original Article :http://www.dailynews.lk/2021/06/14/business/251501/french-naval-tour-boost-tourism

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