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3.1 Service :Tourism Planning & Development-Domestic Tourism and Resort Management

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Staff Officer in charge of the Service -
Mr Mihira U. Liyanarachchi-Director /Domestic Tourism & Resort Management


Telephone-0112440006 Ext : 340
E-mail-mihira@srilanka.travel
Mobile-0773039177
Fax-0112423447

Domestic Tourism

•There is a boom in domestic tourism in Sri Lanka and people can freely move around the country,
which was restricted in the past due to the security situation in the country.



Domestic Holiday Resorts

SLTDA operates pilgrim guesthouses at Kataragama and Anuradhapura;
and bungalows type of accommodation at Nuwara Eliya, Bandarawela and Bentota.
Details regarding the facilities available in these guesthouses are given in the table below.

Resort N'eliya B'wela A'pura K'gama Bentota Total
Cottages
Mini -Cottage

03

-

08

01

-

-

-

-

01

-

12

01

Double Room-Non A/C 06 - 18 13 - 37
Triple Room-Non A/C - - 12 17 - 32
Double Room –A/C - - 03 07 - 10
Triple Room-A/C - - 04 05 - 09
Family Room –A/C - - - 01 - 01
Dormitory Room 03 - 04 - - 07
Dormitory bed 22 80 13 30 - 145
Non A/C Family - - - - - 01
Maximum Guests per day 70 132 111 144 04 461

There is a heavy demand for these units by locals during the weekends and school holidays.


During the year 2011 financial performance of these resorts are as follows:

Holiday Resort

Gross Profit

(Rs.In Millions)

Net Profit

(Rs.In Millions)

2010 2011 2010 2011
Nuwara Eliya 9.86 13.15 (0.51) 2.83
Bandarawela 10.07 11.88 (0.30) 0.76
Anuradhapura 8.92 10.08 (0.35) (1.04)
Kataragama 12.08 13.88 2.62 2.71
Bentota 1.27 27.45 (2.03) 10.31
Total 42.02 76.44 (0.57) 15.57

Community and industry relation activities:

Awareness Programmes - School Children –Anuradhapura,Kandy,Mathale,Dambulla
Training Programmes- Three wheel Drivers,Tourist Drivers
Exhibitions – Seethawaka Abiman
Infrastructure Developments – Pethangoda Uyana, Berandi Kovil, Tantirimale Sanitary facility
developments’Bopath Ella life saving Unit

SLTDA owned but private sector managed guesthouses

Locations of 37 guesthouses classified according to districts are given in the table below.

No. District Location
01. Colombo Padukka
02. Kaluthara Mahagama, Mathugama, Moragala
03. Galle Hiniduma
04. Matara Deniyaya
05. Hambantota Weeraketiya
06. Kandy Gurulupotha, Panwila, Teldeniya
07. Matale Nalanda
08. Nuwara Eliya Bogawantalawa, Hanguranketha, Ragala
09. Moneragala Bibila, Inginiyagala, Moneragala, Wellawaya Old, Wellawaya Inn
10. Badulla Mahiyanganaya, Lunugala
11. Ratnapura Rakwana
12. Polonnaruwa Hingurakgoda
13. Anuradhapura Horowpothana, Kahatagasdigiliya, Kekirawa, Ulankulama
14. Puttalam Baththulu Oya, Kalpitiya, Marawila
15. Kurunegala Nikaweratiya, Anamaduwa, Galgamuwa, Hettipola, Mahawa, Narammala, Polgahawela

These guesthouses are mostly patronized by the people around that area or as a wayside stop for the people passing that area.� SLTDA carryout inspections and keep the operators informed of the shortcomings.


Organization Information

Tourism Development Authority of Sri Lanka

No 80,
Galle Road,
Colombo 03


Mr Udana Wickramasinghe
Telephones:0112437059, 0112437060,
Fax Nos:0112437953
Email:chairman@srilanka.travel
Website: www.sltda.gov.lk

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Last Updated On: 2012-09-07 14:50:03
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