Inflation ( CCPI)6.4% (Jan 2024)
GDP1.6% (3Q 2023)
Unemployment5.2% (2Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.79%
12M T-Bill Rate10.02%
2Y T-Bond Rate11.05%/ 11.10%
4Y T-Bond Rate12.20% / 12.30%
USD/LKR313/314
Reserves $4.5Bn (Jan 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $4,866 Mn (Dec 2023 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 2,020 Bn (Nov 2023)

Sri Lanka recorded the highest tourist arrivals in August

Travel & TourismSep 8, 2021
Sri Lanka recorded the highest tourist arrivals in August
The annual foreign exchange inflow to Sri Lanka from tourism is estimated as USD 4.3Bn, but it fell to USD 957Mn in 2020 and around USD 33Mn in the first eight months of 2021. The government has been trying its level best to uplift the tourism sector not only by looking at the number of tourist arrivals but because of the impact of the sector on GDP and employment.

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