Sri Lanka sees tourist growth
Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka rose by 13.7 percent in October year-on-year with the Indian and Chinese markets recording a commendable growth, statistics from the Tourism Department showed on Tuesday. More than 20,000 Chinese tourists arrived in Sri Lanka last month, up 19.8 percent from the same period last year. Indian tourist arrivals were 36,471 in October, a 19.3-percent increase year-onyear. Overall, Sri Lanka received 150,419 visitors last month and tourist arrivals in the first 10 months of this year have risen 14.6 percent to over 1.65 million.