COLOMBO (NewsRadio); The government of India says it will continue to support Sri Lanka’s efforts to revive the tourism industry.
The Indian High Commission in Colombo said India as the largest source of tourists in Sri Lanka is also the leading partner in Sri Lanka’s tourism revival journey.
Accordingly to data, 21 per cent of the tourist arrived in Sri Lanka in the month of October were from India.
A total of 8,862 persons arrived in Sri Lanka last month.
The High Commission said India has always stood strong with Sri Lanka during difficult times.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority said more than 42,000 tourists arrived in Sri Lanka in October.
Accordingly, a total of 568,000 tourists have entered Sri Lanka thus far this year.
The SLTDA said, Sri Lanka which vastly depends on tourism as one of the main foreign exchange-generating avenues, hopes to attract at least one million tourists by the end of 2022.
The SLTDA said if the expected number of tourists arrived in the island, the government will generate a revenue of USD 1.8 billion through the tourism sector.