Thu, 27 Jan 2022 Today's Paper

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka exceed 100,000 this year

29 November 2021 01:48 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

More than 100,000 tourists have visited the country from January up to date, the Tourism Ministry said.

Accordingly, 101,872 tourists arrived from January 1 to November 28 this year and 41,177 tourists have arrived in the country from November 1 to yesterday (28).

According to the Tourism Development Authority, the highest number of tourists have arrived from India this month.

A total of 13,368 tourists have arrived in the country from India in November this year while the second highest number of tourist arrival of 3,449 reported from Russia in the last 28 days after India.  

In addition, tourists have arrived from the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Germany, the Maldives, France, the United States, Canada and Australia.

The Tourism Development Authority predicts that between 150,000 and 180,000 tourists will arrive in the country by the end of this year.  

The ministry said that Minister Prasanna Ranatunga is confident that the tourism industry will gradually recover by next year.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 6

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  • joshua Monday, 29 November 2021 02:18 PM

    all these numbers do not count, when they bring covid

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Monday, 29 November 2021 03:29 PM

    Encouraging news. Sri Lanka should rescind all previous circulars and permit travellers' entry to Sri Lanka on PCR tests negative results. Fully vaccinated notion has fizzled out. Seize this opportunity to draw tourist from the west, since west is grappled with severe winter. Tourism our first priority. Let us not "kill the duck that lays golden eggs"

    Roshanaly Monday, 29 November 2021 03:37 PM

    Increase in Covid death.

    N SENA Monday, 29 November 2021 10:05 PM

    THIS IS AN OPENING FOR THE NEW VIRUS TO ENTER SRI LANKA THRU TOURISTS

    Arnold Tuesday, 30 November 2021 08:38 AM

    If the entire population is vaccinated there is nothing to worry. Tourists do not get too close to Lankans anyway. But the real worry is in the near future they might have to bring their own food and fuel cans.

    VJ Tuesday, 30 November 2021 04:17 PM

    This will give our government another opportunity to keep the country under lockdown. The president too is going on R


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.