Conversation with Aloysius was in 2015: Rajakaruna, MP Harshana Rajakaruna told Parliament yesterday that his phone conversation with PTL owner Arjun Aloysius was in January 2015, long before he became a parliamentarian.
Tourism Sector Summary - Sri Lanka - Weekly Economic Indicators - by end of 2nd of November 2017 https://goo.gl/TSxsej #Economy #Indicators #SriLanka
India, China, UK, Germany and France were the top five sources of tourist arrivals, accounting for 51.9 percent of total tourist arrivals up to the month of September 2017.
During the 2016 September, the tourist arrivals were recorded as 148,499 where as in September 2017 it is recorded as 145,077. If we compare the total arrivals from January-September 2016 it is recorded as 1,508,405 and in 2017 for the same period it is recorded as 1,551,931 with the change percentage of 2.89%. When it comes to earnings for the same period in 2016 it recorded as US$Mn 2,587.88 and in 2017 it is recorded as 2,662.55 i.e. with a change percentage or 2.89%. When we compared the same earnings in Sri Lankan Rupees, the change percentage is recorded as 8.04% i.e. purely due to the decreasing rupee value over US$.