The Tourism Promotion Bureau said that the number of tourist arrivals increased by 50. 3 % during the first few months of the year. Tourist arrivals in first five months of this year reached 233,922. It is an increase of 176,427 when compared with the corresponding period last year.
A majority of the tourists have arrived from India, Maldives, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. More than one million tourists are expected in the island before the end of this year.