The percentage of foreign tourists visiting Sri Lanka’s national parks has doubled this year with the conclusion of the conflict.
10 percent of foreign tourists who visit wildlife parks has increased to 20 percent since January. The war between the government troops and LTTE concluded in May 2009, paving the way for a tourism boom. The government has already commenced a special program to upgrade the facilities in wildlife parks. Sri Lanka’s only island wildlife park, Pigeon Island, in the eastern Trincomallee district would be opened to tourists soon.