In an ambitious attempt to draw in foreign tourists for Sri Lankan holidays, the Sri Lankan government is to build 10 stunning, luxury hotels in the Southern Province of the country. They are to be built near to the airport in Mattala, in the Hambantota district.
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Sources suggest that MP Namal Rajapaksa of the Hambantota district was in talks with the Coordinating Committee members to discuss and move the project forward. Each hotel will be home to 150 rooms, giving an additional 1,500 hotel rooms to enhance tourism in the area, as Sri Lankan holidays are becoming more and more popular nowadays. This means that overnight layovers or connecting flights are easier when stopping in Sri Lanka, and for the local economy it will be a huge plus point.
The 10 luxury hotels will be constructed in the scenic villages of Lellopitiya, Wlipatanwila, Lunugamvehera, Suriyaweva, Weerawila and Mirijawila. Some older hotels in the area are being renovated and modernised to increase the revenue potential of the expected 2.5 million extra tourists heading for their Sri Lankan holidays in 2015.