World Tourism Day, celebrated on every 27 September around the world. This year’s World Tourism Day is focused on 'Tourism and the Digital Transformation'. ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) joined hands with the Central Cultural Fund to launch a mobile application “e-info CCF Sri Lanka”, to enable easy access of information on cultural monuments  of the historic sites managed and maintained by the CCF along with the launch of the department’s official website in the event held on September 27, 2018 at Sigiriya world heritage site. Honorable Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapakse graced the event along with Director General - CCF Prof Prishanta Gunawardhana, Working Director- CCF Mr H.M.K. Herath, Director – Special Projects (ICTA) Mr Kanchana Thudugala and CCF representatives with other distinguished guests.

 

Honorable Minister Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapakse explained the impotency of the mobile application and its benefits to the foreign and local visitors while expressing his gratification of making available digital facilities in parallel to the development of technology in Sri Lanka.CCF2

The user is able to easily submit their opinion, feedback, and requests via the mobile application. Also, social sharing facility such as Facebook, Instagratm etc is given to the user to share the information at the cultural site.

Moreover the application allows local and foreign visitors to purchase tickets online while enjoying easy and efficient services to fast track the waiting times in queues to purchase tickets. The app allows users to make payments and purchase multiple site tickets for foreign and local visitors.

Further the information pertaining to the historic sites will be available in 16+ languages in the future to enabling wide access and accurate historic details. In addition, the information of other main sites functioning under CCF such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa etc will also be included to the mobile application.

The “e-info CCF Sri Lanka” mobile application can be downloaded from app store and play store while marking another giant move in the digital arena.

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