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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals top 800,000 by Dec 19
19 Dec, 2011 15:02:43
Dec 19, 2011 (LBO) - Sri Lanka greeted its 800,000th tourist on December 19, with arrivals up 33.1 percent from the 654,476 in the 12-months to December 2009, the island's tourist promotion office said.
The 800,000th tourist arrived from flight from UK, and was welcomed by top tourism officials, a statement said.

In November Sri Lanka topped the year-end target of 750,000 tourists, with a record 90,889 visitor coming during the month.

Officials say December arrivals may be about 100,000 visitors.

Sri Lanka is expecting 2.5 million visitors by 2016.

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