Sri Lanka's Tourist Arrivals Hit Record Highs

January 9, 2014

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Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals hit record highs in December and for 2013, while revenue from the island nation's leisure sector also peaked, government data showed.

The number of foreign visitors has risen for the 56th straight month since the near three-decade civil war ended in May 2009.

Tourist arrivals jumped 25.9 percent year-on-year in December to a monthly record of 153,918 and 26.7 percent to an annual record of 1.27 million in 2013, surpassing the previous high of 1 million in 2012, the data showed.