Sri Lanka has a growing tourism industry. Since gaining independence from the British in 1948, Sri Lanka has continued to attract foreign investors and tourists to the island. The country's important placement also enables it to attract transit visitors into the island.
Over the years, many beautiful resorts, hotels and spas have opened. Incorporating the diverse culture of the country, the various Tourist Establishments here offer visitors a unique, yet memorable experience to remember with.
The Ceylon Tourist Board was formed in 1966 and in 2005, under a new Act of Parliament, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) was formed in that year.