The 600,000th tourist visited Sri Lanka sealing the target for the year was also a British tourist. Sources from the British High Commission in Colombo said that it expects the arrivals from the UK to surpass 125,000 by the end of this year. The sources said that the Consular Section of the High Commission has put forward several measures to guarantee a safe trip to Sri Lanka, including the SMS alert system introduced in April this year, which keep abreast the British tourists about contact details.
The High Commission also informed that its Consular Section promote the importance of cultural sensitivity among the British tourists and gets long term visitors to register themselves on the Consular Section database. (niz)
Courtesy: Government Information Department