New 200-room hotel to be built near Sri Lanka’s second international airport

Sept 20, Hambanthota: Construction work to build a 200-room luxury hotel near the site of Sri Lanka’s second international airport in Mattala began yesterday under the patronage of Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, Civil Aviation Minister Priyankara Jayaratna and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa.

The four-star hotel of Uva Leisure Resorts will be built as an ‘eco-friendly paradise’ giving special attention to the environment during planning of the construction, the officials of the Uva Leisure Resorts said.

The hotel to be completed with modern amenities will include a roof-top swimming pool, gymnasiums, auditoriums, squash and tennis courts, mini golf, kiddies play area and a coffee shop among others.

It will also include a multi-purpose banquet hall that can accommodate up to 500 participants. A separate area will house a mini shopping mall, Business centers together with travel and taxi counters.

The hotel is built to cater for the International business traveller and tourists and to meet the requirements of many visitors expected to attend sporting events planned in the area including the Cricket T20/20 World cup.

The hotel will be ready for the opening of the airport during the latter part of 2012.

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