Consul General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai, Chamari Rodrigo paid a courtesy call on the Governor of Goa, Smt. Mridula Sinha at the Raj Bhavan, the latter’s official residence in Goa, on 3 January 2019. The courtesy call was followed by the Consul General’s meetings with Chief Secretary of Goa, Parimal Rai and Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism Sheo Pratap Singh on 4 January 2019, to initiate joint collaboration between Sri Lanka and Goa in the tourism sector.
Tourism is the primary industry of Goa and around seven million tourists visited Goa in 2018. An Indian cruise liner commenced its operation for the first time between Mumbai to Goa in October 2018 on a daily basis, given the high demand from domestic tourists to Goa.