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Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka fall by 20.2 pc in August

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 5th September, 2022 05:32:58 PM
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Over 37,000 tourists arrived in Sri Lanka in August with a drop recorded from the previous month, due to travel advisories imposed by some countries amidst an economic crisis in the island country, local media reported here Monday, Xinhua reported.

According to official statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry, August arrivals fell by 20.2 percent to 37,760 from 47,293 in July, but industry experts were hopeful to exceed the one million tourist arrival mark by year end.

May recorded the lowest tourist arrivals with 30,207 within the past eight months of the year, whilst the second lowest inflow was in June with 32,856.