COLOMBO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals jumped 15.5 percent in October from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday.
The number of visitors has risen year-on-year in the past 42 months since a 25-year civil war ended in May 2009.
The following table shows tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka:
The tourism board expects over one million tourists in 2012, yielding revenue of more than $1 billion, up from last year's
record $830.3 million.
Revenue from tourism rose 24.2 percent to $711.1 million in the first nine months of 2012 from the same period last year.
Tourism is one of the main foreign exchange earners for Sri Lanka's $59 billion economy, along with remittances from expatriate workers, garments and tea.
($1 = 130.2750 Sri Lanka rupees)
(Reporting by Shihar Aneez; Editing by Ron Popeski)