India tops Sri Lanka’s tourism List

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According to the Sri Lanka’s Tourism Development Authority, Indians topped the list of holiday makers in Sri Lanka in the month of October 2021, as the island nation is showing a gradual revitalisation of leisure tourism after being impacted by the pandemic.

India tops Sri Lanka’s tourism List

The Tourism Authority said:

  • The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during October 2021 was 22,771.
  • India, the UK, Pakistan, Russia and Germany were the top five international tourist generating markets during October.
  • India was the largest source of tourist visits to Sri Lanka with 37 per cent of the total traffic received in October.
  • The UK and Pakistan accounted for 10 per cent and 9 percent of the total traffic respectively.

About Sri Lanka

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a tropical island nation off the southeast coast of the Indian subcontinent. It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Munnar and the Palk Strait.

  • Capitals: Colombo (Executive and Judicial) and Sri Jayawardenepura (Legislative).
  • Official Languages: Sinhala and Tamil
  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
  • President: Gotabaya Rajapaksha
  • Prime Minister: Mahinda Rajapaksha

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