28/01/2007 - Island
Milinda being sworn in as
Minister of Tourism by
President Mahinda Rajapakse
on 28th January, 2007...
30/01/2007 - Daily News
Strongest section of UNP has joined Govt – Malwatte Prelate
It is the strongest section of the UNP which has joined the government with the objective of providing solutions to the country's burning problems including the North East problem...The Mahanayake Thera made this observation when eleven members of the UNP reformist group...led by Minister Karu Jayasuriya called on him at the Malwatte Maha Viharaya in Kandy yesterday to receive his blessings after they were sworn in as ...others who called on him were...Tourism Minister Milinda Moragoda...
03/02/2007 - Daily Mirror
No party politics at tourism ministry - Moragoda
......Minister Milinda Moragoda assumed duties yesterday at the Tourism Ministry....addressing the ministry staffers asserted that he was not interested in playing party politics in carrying out his duties....
03/02/2007 - Daily News
No fanfare, only work for new Tourism Minister
The newly appointed Tourism Minister Milinda Moragoda assumed duties at his Ministry yesterday with no ceremonies or fanfare...He expressed his confidence that the staff and officials would not dabble in politics...
11/02/2007 - Sunday Times (FT)
Tourism Act by next month
A crucial piece of legislation in tourism held up for nearly two years..."The Minister met with some industry stakeholders...The hotel industry is elated about the new minister's positivism..."he is approacing the matter very scientificaly." said Tourism Hotels' Association President, Hiran Cooray..the industry is 'very happy' with the way Moragoda has dealt with the issue. "He has not given us false promises"...
12/02/2007 - Daily Mirror
President, entourage arrive in Male
A Sri Lankan delegation led by President Mahinda Rajapakse yesterday arrived at Male International Airport for a two-day official visit there and were welcomed by Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. Here members of the Sri Lanka delegation being introduced to the Maldivian President. Pic by Sudath Silva... (Milinda, 6th on right shaking hands with President Gayoom)...
March 2007 - Sri Lanka TravTalk, Vol 05, No 02
Tactical marketing plan to be implemented
By Delerine Munzeer
Minister of Tourism Milinda Moragoda is an economist whose tactical skills as a strategist will be well utilised in his new role. "Confidence building is our prime concern at the moment"... President Mahinda Rajapakse will be announcing a Tactical Marketing Plan... to give the industry a filip... "The idea is to give a short term push and kick start the industry through a range of incentives and policy measures...
04/03/2007 - Sunday Observer
Golden jubilee of Sri Lanka - China Diplomatic tie
Caption: President Mahinda Rajapaksa addresses the business community in China inviting them to have extensive interaction in trading and industrial ventures in Sri Lanka (Milinda Moragoda seated, 1st left)...
04/03/2007 - Sunday Island
Milinda Moragoda and the Sangha
(Letter to editor)
As a person in the hospitality trade we had nothing but praise for the manner in which the new Minister was setting about his work. He has done absolutely well by appointing as Chairman of the Tourist Board someone who is from the trade...by appointing to the Board not political hacks but representatives of the different branches of the trade...next and most important...he has decided to seek amendments to an absurd law...the Minister has done something quite inexplicable... there is no place for the Sangha in an advisory capacity with regard to tourism promotion...
06/03/2007 - Daily News
Tourist arrivals in January 8.5 p.c. above previous year
By Shirajiv Sirimane
Minister of Tourism Milinda Moragoda who was in China last week with President Mahinda Rajapakshe said that there is vast tourist potential in China specially in Shanghai. "The religious and pilgrim tourism is one area we are going to concentrate on"..He said that they would follow up this visit soon and launch several programs to woo the market...decided to pay more attention to domestic tourism...looking at renovating Rest Houses and Circuit Bungalows to suit the local travellers...