Sri Lanka has identified sites linked to Ramayana which will be used to promote tourism targeting India.
An official from Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Jeevana Fernando told agencies that 50 sites linked to Ramayana have been identified to promote tourism on the island from India. He added that the island nation is diverse and has many locations which could attract pilgrims from India and also from other Buddhist countries.
He said that during the last few years, Sri Lanka held several promotions in India for Ramayana tourism. Mr. Fernando added that most Indians visit Sri Lanka for leisure travel and visit at least one Ramayana site in Sri Lanka. In 2022 Sri Lanka welcomed close to 7.2 lakh tourists. India was the top generating market with 1.23 lakh visitors visiting the Island.