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Friday, 07 March 2014 - 12:39
Tourism earns US$ 1.8 b revenue
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Sri Lanka has earned 1.8 billion dollars revenue from tourism last year.

This is an all-time record for the country.

Tourism is a top foreign exchange earner for Sri Lanka's 59 billion dollar economy, with garments and tea, and remittances from expatriate workers being ahead.

Last year Sri Lanka welcomed 1 million 274 thousand 593 tourists.

Arrivals for January 2014 show a very healthy Year On Year growth of 32.6% with arrivals of 146 thousand 575 for the month.
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