After April bombings, tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka increase 66 percent in June.

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COLOMBO,July 3, 2019 – Sri Lanka tourism showed signs of revival in June with a 66 percent increase in tourist arrivals from the previous month after plunging over 70 percent following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels.

According to the latest data , total of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during June was 63,072, up from 37,802 reported in May 2018 after April 21 attacks.

This month, the largest source market for tourists was India, followed by Australia, the United Kingdom, and China.

As of 30 June 2019, 1,008,449 tourists have visited Sri Lanka for this year. It is a decline of 13.4 percent over the last year when 1,164,647 tourists visited the country during the same period.

The total number of visitors to the island hit a record 2.33 million in 2018, up 10.3 percent compared to 2017.