Tourist arrivals this year top 400,000 mark – By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya
source – dailymirror
Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka from January to 20 April this year have topped the 400,000 mark, indicating the island nation’s tourism industry is firmly on the path of recovery. Provisional data from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed that for the period April 01-20 a total of 69,799 tourists had entered the country.
The number of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka from January to 20 April were 405,478 with the arrival of 335,679 tourists in the first three months.
The majority of the tourist arrivals this month were from India and Russia.
Accordingly, a total of 11,670 tourists have arrived in the country from India while the number of tourists who arrived from Russia is 10,593.