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Despite CHOGM, November tourist arrivals up only 3%

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Tourist arrivals to the island grew only 2.8 percent in the month of November compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, the data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism showed.

Despite the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) being held in November, the month has recorded the slowest year-on-year growth rate for any month in 2013.

The cumulative arrivals in the first 11 months raised 15 percent year-on-year surpassing 1 million tourists.

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  • Sagarika Tuesday, 24 December 2013 09:53 AM

    We knew nothing would come out of CHOGM other than more Debt for us!

    Ryan Tuesday, 24 December 2013 10:55 AM

    Its pathetic to see how short - sighted some of our people are, isnt it?

    investigator Wednesday, 25 December 2013 05:47 AM

    because of lawlesness of the government.

    dama Wednesday, 25 December 2013 05:47 PM

    The hotel prices are outrageous.No wonder visitors are staying away from SL and going elsewhere

    and Thursday, 26 December 2013 12:00 AM

    maybe this is lower than expected because the government cannot protect tourists frpm murderers and rapists who are still free 2 years after committing the most heinous acts. via DM Android App


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