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Maldives’ crisis brings advantage to Lankan tourism

Feb 12, 2012 2:37:20 AM - srilankamirror.com

(Srilankamirror) - The political crisis in the Maldives has brought unexpected advantage for Sri Lanka’s hospitality industry, said Sri Lanka Tourism chairman Nalaka Godahewa.

According to him, more tourists were now turning to Sri Lanka than before in view of the situation in the Maldives.

He said the relevant figures would be released at the end of this month.

Sri Lanka recorded 850,000 tourist arrivals last year, and hopes to attract 100,000 more this year.