Sri Lanka Tourism
Sri Lanka welcomes record numbers of tourists
Sri Lanka is welcoming record numbers of visitors as it recovers from decades of conflict. Last month tourism arrivals surged to a record high of 48% ahead of the previous year.
Before Christmas, the country announced it was moving on from the devastation of the 2004 tsunami and civil war and re launching itself as a tourist destination. Since then, a range of new hotels and accommodation have opened across the island.
Meanwhile, three wildlife parks have opened up providing the traveller with bite sized safaris. Wilpattu - the largest nature reserve in Sri Lanka - has also reopened to the public, located 176 km north of the capital Colombo.