|Sri Lanka welcomes1000,000th tourist|
1,000,000th tourist in year 2012Sri Lanka Tourism welcomed the arrival of 1,000,000th tourist in year 2012 at Bandaranaike International Airport last night. Accordingly Ms. Jiang Ying and her husband were the 1,000,000th tourist who arrived in the country.
Sri Lanka Tourism took steps to arrange a special ceremony to welcome the 1,000,000th guest.
The tourist was greeted by senior officials of Sri Lanka Tourism, SriLankan airlines and Airport Aviation.
"I had heard a lot about Sri Lanka from my friends. I found out details about your country before deciding my holiday destination. I was simply bewitched by the photos on the internet. Sri Lanka is as beautiful and breathtaking as presented in the photos. Moreover, Sri Lankans are very hospitable and kind."said Ms. Jiang Ying.
Sri Lanka has set a target of 1.3 million tourist arrivals for 2013.