The “Golden Footprints of Tourism” Exhibition (GFPT 2017) organized by the Students’ Association of the Department of Tourism & Cultural Resource Management of the University of Kelaniya was held on 30th of November 2017 for the 4th consecutive year at the University premises. The event was held parallel to the World Tourism Day and the main objective of the exhibition was to educate the undergraduates on Sustainable Development.
The exhibition was attended by public and private sector stakeholders working in the field of tourism. Accordingly, the representatives of the Central Cultural Fund, National Museum, Department of Archeology, National Tour Guide, Olanka Travels, Garry Fish Therapy, Ceylon Tea, Adventure Safari, Wandanākaruwo provided information and displayed their exhibits on stalls.
The GFPT 2017 was declared open by Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya. Prof. A.H.M.H. Abayarathne, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ven. Dr. Kapugollawe Anandakiththi Thero, Chief Student Counsellor, Ven. Dr. Dodamkumbure Dhammadassi Thero, Director of the Interfaculty Centre for Coordinating the Modular System (ICCMS), Prof. Uda Hettige, Head of the Department of Archaeology, the academic staff of the Department of Archaeology including Senior Prof. A.A.D. Amarasekara as well as Senior Prof. Anura Manatunga of the Department of Archaeology and many undergraduates of the University also visited this Exhibition.