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Written by : LifeStyle Team

Sri Lanka is one the best tourist destinations in the world and India's share in its tourism revenue is about 18% among all other countries. Even though Sri Lanka bags more revenue from India, the South Asia's Island country has not even included India in the original 39 free visa on arrival country list.

Now, here is a good news for Indian tourists who are planning to visit Sri Lanka. As per the latest update, the Tourism Ministry of Sri Lanka announced that, they will provide the visa on arrival facility to the tourists, including travelers from India and it will be effective from August 1.

Apart from India, the other countries that are included in the list are China, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Philippines, Russia and England.

Earlier, Indians had to pay almost Rs 2,400 on visa fee on arrival in Sri Lanka and with the latest addition of India in the list, the Indian tourists can save that money.

Some are of the opinion that, this latest move by Sri Lanka is to boost up the tourism in the country, as the recent terrorist attacks has led to drastic dip in its tourism market.

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