Tourists have begun to arrive in the island with the commencement of the New Year. A ship carrying 290 foreign tourists has arrived at the Galle Harbour. This is the first time that such a tourist vessel had reached the Galle Harbour. The tourists are from different countries. They had come in the Hamburg ship. They have visited tourists’ locations such as the Galle Fort, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and Koggala. The foreign tourists claim that they are fortunate to have undertaken this visit to the island nation, as it is a country which has drawn the attraction of the world as a tourist hub.