Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka up 20.0-pct upto April


May 04, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals for the first four months were up 20 percent to 721,185, official data said.

In April arrivals rose 11.6 percent from a year earlier to 136,367 with continued gains in India and China.
Visitors from India rose 12.3 percent to 25,890 in April while Chinese tourists rose 37.6 percent to 18,972.

South Asian visitors were up 13.4 percent to 37,312 with Bangladesh up 51 percent to 1,258.

Western European arrivals were up 12.2 percent to 39,243 with UK arrivals up 6.9 percent to 12,006. German visitors were up 25.6 percent while French visitors were up 17 percent to 7,518.