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    Foreign tourists flock to Arugam Bay

    August 24, 2019

    A high number of local and foreign tourists now visit Arugam Bay daily. The Easter Sunday bomb blasts reduced the number of tourists in the area but now their numbers are increasing gradually, hotel owners in the area said.Annual Surf Competition will be held on September 26, 27 and 28 at Arugam Bay.The surfing season in Arugam Bay starts in April and ends in October.During the season, the wind is predominantly offshore. Scenic Pottuvil Lagoon lies two kilometers inland from Arugam Bay.Arugam Bay is 320 km away from Colombo and tourists can reach it in seven hours via Moneragala. The Arugam Bay beach in front of the ‘Ulla’ village is popular among tourists for swimming all year round.

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