The recent months of August and September have seen increases in the country’s UK arrivals by 17 percent and 12 percent respectively compared to the previous year. This puts Sri Lanka on target to beat 2008’s annual visitor figures from the UK indicating British based tourists confidence in Sri Lanka despite the recession.

Since the declaration of peace Sri Lanka has invested in its infrastructure, particularly on the East coast and as a consequence there are a number of opportunities for investment in tourism.

In a bid to place Sri Lanka as one of the most sought after holiday destinations in South Asia the plan to develop Kalpitiya and its 14 unspoilt islands shows Sri Lanka is keen to promote and develop environmentally friendly sustainable tourism over the coming years.

Source: Original article by Vicky Karantzavelou of TravelDailyNews

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