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Sri Lanka’s tourism industry began tourism ahead of many other countries but its tourism promotion has been lagging behind, according Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, when he made the keynote speech at the 50th anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka Tourism at the BMICH in Colombo last week. “We are looking not merely at volume but I am going to give priority to value. In the next 20 years there will be nearly 3 billion people in the region. We need the Asians, Chinese, Europeans, Australians and the growing middle and upper middle class people to visit the country.