Tourism is already booming in the country with the peaceful environment that has dawned with the elimination of terrorism. Many tourists are now visiting the South.
Hikkaduwa along the Southern coastal belt is a paradise for tourists. It is one of the popular attractions among the foreigners. Many foreigners are displaying a keen interest in visiting this zone which is rampant with ornamental fish as well as colourful weeds. At present there is an influx of tourists to the area.
With this development, those who are involved in the tourism industry are also benefiting economically. Hotels in the environs are full to capacity with tourists.
Chairman of Hikkaduwa Hotels Association Siri Gunawardena said massive development had taken place in the country within one year and tourist arrivals had increased by 40 percent. He was optimistic that within November and December it would increase to about 50 percent.