India remains the top tourist source for Sri Lanka

Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sri LankaFor Sri Lanka, the top five tourist arrival sources were from India, China, the UK, Germany and France which accounted for 51.4 per cent of total tourist arrivals during the first five months of this year.

India was Sri Lanka’s top source regarding tourist arrivals during May followed by China.


Despite the slump in May, the cumulative tourist arrivals had grown by 4.8 per cent to 887,093 during the first five months of 2017 compared to the corresponding period in 2016.

Following the same trend in tourist arrivals, earnings from tourism also declined during May 2017 to USD 209.1 million. However, on a cumulative basis, earnings from tourism increased by 4.8 per cent to USD 1,521.9 million during the first five months of 2017.

Sri Lanka’s gross official reserves increased to USD 6.8 billion by end May 2017.

Sri Lanka, known for its verdant natural beauty, is growing as a tourist destination for all seasons.

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