2012 December records highest tourist arrivals in a month
the month of December 2012, Sri Lanka Tourism witnessed the highest ever
tourist arrivals in a single month. According to the figures, in last
December alone, a number of 122,252 visitors came to Sri Lanka whereas
the total number of visitors for the year 2012 amounted to be 1,055,605,
which recorded a growth of 17.5% in comparison with the previous year.
The highest contributions to this total came from
Western and Eastern European countries, South Asia, East Asia and from
For the first time in history, Sri Lanka achieved the
goal of one million tourists on the 30th of December 2012. In 2013, the
targeted number of arrivals by the government is 1,250,000.
Courtesy : Department of Government Information