Boost for tourism industry

Bohra conference srilanka

Members of the Bohra community visiting Sri Lanka enjoy the sea breeze in Colombo. The ongoing Bohra Convention in the city will be a key contributor to August/September tourist arrivals – with nearly 21,000 devotees visiting the island. It is expected to generate an income of US$ 50 million for the tourism industry. | Pic: Sulochana Gamage

Sri Lanka’s Colombo bursting with tourists in August: Minister


Sri Lanka is expecting a 10 percent fall in tourists to 2.1 million in 2019, sharply lower than the 30 percent loss initially estimated, as security forces shut down a terror network quickly, travel advisories were lifted and hotels cut rates, officials said.