Tourist arrivals up 12.5%

The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during August 2018 was 200,359. In comparison to August last year, there is a growth of 4.9% when the arrivals were 190,928.This month, the largest source market for tourists is India, followed by China and United Kingdom.Almost 99% of tourists travelled by air to Sri Lanka.
As at August 31, 2018, 1,582,835 tourists had visited Sri Lanka for this year. It is a 12.5% growth over last year when 1,406,854 tourists had visited the country during the same period.