Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka more than two million in 2016
A final report from the Tourism Development Agency of Sri Lanka indicates that 2,050,832 foreign tourists have visited Sri Lanka in 2016.
This represents an increase of 14 per cent compared to 1,798,380 tourist arrivals in 2015. Meanwhile, 224,791 tourists arrived in Sri Lanka during the month of December 2016, an increase of 9.1 per cent.
Most tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka in 2016 were from neighboring India, with 356,729 tourists arrived in 2016, an increase of 12.8 percent.
Meanwhile, 271,577 tourists came to Sri Lanka from China, representing a growth of 26.4 percent.
In addition, 188,159 tourists from the United Kingdom, 133,275 in Germany, 96,440 in France and 95,167 in the Maldives are the other countries from which the largest number of tourists.