Govt. approves construction of water villas to promote tourism in Kalpitiya

July 21, 2021 at 10:51 AM

The cabinet has approved a proposal to construct Water Tourist Residences and Water Villas in Kalpitiya. 

According to the Government, some countries engaged in tourism have introduced the water villas concept to attract top-level international tourists in the global tourism trade. 

The Government further said it has been identified that the Water Tourist Residences and Water Villas concept can be utilized to promote tourism in Kalpitiya and other coastal areas. 

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has already acquired 12 islets in the Kalpitiya area to promote tourism and the islet resort concept.

The Cabinet has therefore approved a proposal submitted by Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga to implement the project proposal forwarded by Sun Resort Investment Lanka (Private) Limited in this regard. 

The company has already acquired Wellei I, II, and III islets in Kalpitiya on a long-term lease to construct a luxury tourist resort consisting of 50 tourist residences with water tourist residences and water villas. (NewsWire)