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Foreign Tourist Arrivals Surge to Over 800,000 This Year

May 11, Colombo (LNW): According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, a staggering 806,698 foreign tourists have graced Sri Lanka’s shores from January 1 to May 5 this year, indicating a remarkable increase compared to the corresponding period last year.

In the initial five days of May alone, 22,047 foreign tourists have arrived in the country. The majority of these visitors hail from India, constituting 4,351 arrivals, followed closely by 2,489 tourists from the Maldives.

Interestingly, during the first five days of May, 20 percent of the total tourist arrivals were from India. Noteworthy figures include 1,508 visitors from the United Kingdom and 1,460 from Russia. Notably, the Maldives ranks second among the countries contributing to tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka.

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