Tourism booms with the launch of the Kandy Esala Festival.
The number of local as well as foreign tourists frequenting the Kandy City has increased rapidly with theEsala Perahera now in progress centering the historic Kandy Dalada Maligawa. This has been emphasized by our reporters in the City. A significant growth in the arrival of foreign tourists is recorded with a peaceful climate prevailing in the island, with the total elimination of terrorism. It has become an impetus to the Tourism industry. There is an influx of tourists from Europe and the Middle East as well as from the Asian region, particularly due to the traditional Esala Perahera being held in full regalia. Hotels in the Kandy City and its environs are full to capacity and this brings much economic benefits to the entrepreneurs.