The number of tourists arrivals during the first two months of this year recorded a 21 percent growth with 169,423 visitors compared to 139,994 recorded in the corresponding months last year.
Latin America and the Caribbean market dominated arrivals with an 83.8 percent growth notching 430 visitors compared to 234 recorded in the corresponding period last year.
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority sources said that the online visa system and the infrastructure development have a major impact on the growth of tourism.
Sri Lanka tourism targets 45,000 hotel rooms to meet the surge in tourist arrivals.
Sri Lanka Tourism also expects the number of tourist arrivals to surpass one million by this year.