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Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Up In March

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Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka were up 17.5 percent year-on-year in March, government data showed on Monday, with the number of foreign visitors rising for the 59th straight month.

Total arrivals hit record highs in 2013, while revenue from the island nation's leisure sector also hit a record.

The March arrivals figure rose to 133,048 from 113,208 previously while the January to March figure was up 24 percent to 421,501 from 337,719.

(Reuters)

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