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Monthly tourism arrivals cross 100,000 for first time in two years

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka surpassed 100,000 per month for the first time in two years, the Ministry of Tourism stated yesterday (30). 

According to figures released by the ministry, a total of 101,192 have arrived on the island between 1 and 29 March.

Meanwhile, the total tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka in the days that have elapsed in 2022 as of yesterday, stood at 270,027.

As per official figures, the highest number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka was recorded from India, which stood at 22,231. It is followed by the UK, with a total of 11,634 tourists. The third, fourth, and fifth-highest numbers of tourist arrivals are from Germany (9,140), Russia (8,716), and France (5,493), respectively.