Inflation ( CCPI)1.7% (June 2024)
GDP5.3% (1Q 2024)
Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.14%
12M T-Bill Rate9.95%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.10%/ 10.20%
4Y T-Bond Rate11.60% / 11.70%
USD/LKR303/304
Reserves $5.6Bn (June 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $2,180 Mn (May 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 361Bn (April 2024)

Russian tourist arrivals increased substantially from pre-crisis to 2023

Travel & TourismJan 10, 2024
Russian tourist arrivals increased substantially from pre-crisis to 2023

Sri Lanka has recorded close to 4.9Mn tourist arrivals for the last six years (2018-2023) from the top 10 tourist arrival destinations. Indian nationals have dominated with 28% out of the total arrivals (top 10), while the UK accounted for 15%. Chinese arrivals have fallen to 11% and Russians placed fourth with 10%, marginally ahead of Germans.

Out of the five top tourist arrivals, two countries are from the West and two are from Asian countries and Russia.

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