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Sunday, 01 June 2014 - 9:53
Tourism earnings hit US$ 1.7 billion
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The hotels and restaurants sub sector has continued its high growth trajectory by achieving 22.3 percent growth in 2013, compared to 20.2 percent in 2012.

According to the Annual Report 2013 issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, the sub sector has performed commendably to attract over 1.27 million tourists during the year recording a 26.7 percent, year-on-year growth, increasing tourism earnings to 1.7 billion US dollars.

The growth surpassed the achievements in 2012 for the second consecutive year despite the unfavourable global environment.

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