Message from Managing Director
In the aftermath of the Second World War when western
powers were withdrawing from their colonies in Asia, Africa
and elsewhere, a new world order was created with newly
independent countries dotting the world map. It was a world in
transition, a new beginning that was to erase dark memories of
war. It was under these circumstances that a new tour company
was born in 1946.
A pioneer in the tourism and travel field, Ceylon Tours
Limited founded by my father late Mr. P. A. Ediriweera as a
public limited liability company, put Sri Lanka, then Ceylon,
in the global map even before the country emerged as an
independent nation in February 1948.
With only a handful of hotels and poor
infrastructure facilities in the country, the new company faced a
daunting task in wooing foreign tourists to visit Sri Lanka. Banking
largely on the laurels of Sri Lanka which was known among early
excursionists and Silk Road traders as Serendib, Teardrop of India,
Resplendent Isle, Island of Dharma, Pearl of the Orient and Paradise
on Earth, Ceylon Tours Limited made gradual but steady progress. It
was the first company in Sri Lanka to run a tourist coach.
As Sri Lanka's reputation grew as a tourist
destination, largely due to its richness in beauty and serenity, the
interest and keenness shown by foreign tourists to visit Sri Lanka
also grew. To meet the growing demand, Ceylon Tours Limited was
equal to the task. That the company has been in operation for the
past 55 years itself is recognition for its professionalism and
Join with us to see Sri Lanka's hospitality &
tradition like no other.
Our primary business is handling inbound tours into
Sri Lanka by Charter or Regular Scheduled flights. The Company works
with several Tour Operators, with the main markets being France,
Germany, Scandinavia, Belgium, Austria, Australia, United Kingdom,
Italy, Japan, India, Spain, U.A.E. , U.S.A., Ukraine, Russian
Federation and Lebanon. We also handle clients from Singapore,
Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Nepal to name a few.
Some of the prestigious accounts we have the
privilege of handling ( listed alphabetically) are:-
CEYLON TOURS, AUSTRALIA
AGRI REIZEN, BELGIUM
TOURCAN VACATIONS, CANADA
DISCOVER INDIA HOLIDAYS (PVT) LTD, FRANCE
AUSTRAL VOYAGES, FRANCE
FUNF VOR FLUG, GERMANY
TRAVEL SPIRIT INTERNATIONAL, INDIA
TRAVEL INN, INDIA
VALTUR S.R.L., ITALY
VACANZE S.R.L., ITALY
DISCOVER INDIA HOLIDAYS (PVT) LTD, INDIA
ARSHIA TOURS -
ARIAN TOURS - IRAN
HOLIDAYS CO - IRAN
ALPINE TRAVELS, NEPAL
VILLA TRAVELS & TOURS,
REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES
TAIPEI CO., RUSSIAN FEDERATION
TRAVEL CENTRE, SINGAPORE
SWEDE TRAVEL INT., SWEDEN
FLETCHER VIAGES, SPAIN
JAMBO TOURS, SCANDINAVIA
INFLIGHT VOYAGES, SWITZERLAND
M.D. TOURS AND TRAVELS,
CEYLON TOURS, UKRAIN
BECKER TRAVELS, U.A.E.
TRANS INDUS LTD, U.K.
T.S. TRAVELS, U.S.A.
TRAVEL, INC., U.S.A.
BECKER TRAVELS, VIETNAM
ALIRIZA TRAVELS - SAUDI
As the pioneers in the development of tourism in the
Republic of Maldives, we stand today as a leading seller of holiday
packages to many of the tourist resorts in the Maldives. Due to our
unstinted support and our successful efforts to develop the tourism
industry in the Republic of Maldives, its President, His Excellency
Mohammed Abdul Gayoom, presented Ceylon Tours with a certificate of
recognition in the year 1992.
We are members of the following International Travel
INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION
PACIFIC TRAVEL ASSOCIATION (PATA)
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF
TRAVEL AGENTS (ASTA)
JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS
FEDERATION OF YOUTH TRAVEL ORGANISATIONS
AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS
Ceylon Tours is also the official representative in
Sri Lanka for DINERS INTERNATIONAL.
We are the appointed agents of the National Carrier
Sri Lankan Airlines and all other International Airlines operating
In order to provide our clientele with unparalleled
service we own and operate a modern fleet of air-conditioned
vehicles driven by well-experienced chauffeur / guides.
Our normal package tours include accommodation,
meals, transportation, entrance fees, and porter fees and guide
fees. However additional services such as special welcome reception,
cultural shows, train journeys, use of helicopters, jeeps etc. could
be included in any given tour. Special Interest Tours - Incentive
Packages, Conference Groups, Special Casino Tours, Golf Tours,
Fishing Tours, Adventure Tours, Pilgrim Tours, Biking or Hiking
Tours, Tours encompassing research for scientific purposes, Sea and
River Cruises, Diving Packages, Exclusive Train Journeys, also
arrange native MEDICINE treatments (Ayurveda) tour programmed
Packages using herbs, oils, etc…We could also arrange private
personal tour arrangements as per your requirements.
We offer multi-lingual guide services, welcome
receptions with drummers and elephants, traditional wedding
ceremonies etc. Our inbound division is specialized in providing in
all kind of professional services & to Buddhist pilgrims from
Far & South Eastern Asian countries exclusively. And our
outbound department specializes in worldwide hotels booking and
Our staff at the Colombo International Airport will be
available 24 hours to assist you, and you may contact our
well-trained reservation staff exclusively for your request.