China not happy with restrictions imposed by SL

Monday, 22 July 2019

China is not happy with some restrictions imposed by Sri Lanka, saying it will affect Chinese tourists arriving in the country.

The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan said that the number of Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka has reached nearly 300,000 annually and ranks the top among foreign tourists to Sri Lanka.

However, he says this number is only a peanut while comparing with the number of Chinese tourists attracted by Thailand, which is also a neighbour of China. In 2018, Chinese tourists to Thailand have exceeded 10 million.