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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 10:48
SL’s tourist arrivals up by 24.3 per cent
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Tourist arrival in Sri Lanka has increased by 24.3 per cent in January 2016 compared to the previous year, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) shows.

SLTDA statistics revealed this January recorded 194,280 tourist arrivals, while in the same month last year there were only 156,246.

“Nearly 1.8 million tourists arrived in Sri Lanka last year contributing US$ 2.86 billion of earnings to the government revenues in 2015 compared to US$ 2.43 billion recorded during 2014,”

Tourism Authority is aiming to have 2.5 million tourist arrivals this year.

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