Sri Lanka to witness 5-10 per cent drop in Indian tourists this year

Sri Lanka is expecting 5-10 per cent decline in Indian tourist arrivals this year. Sri Lanka’s Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga, stated, “We were moving along to our expectation of 5,00,000 visitors from India, but unfortunately, the events of April 21 have derailed our expectation…Sri Lanka is now safe to travel. I can give assurance or guarantee to all Indian people that Sri Lanka remains secure.” The island nation was expecting a 25 per cent growth from Indian travellers this year, over 5 lakh visitors from around 4,25,000 last year.