Oct 27, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today opened another luxury hotel near the Udawalawe National Park in the south.
The 55-room Udawalawe Safari Hotel located on the Udawalawe -Thanamalwila road has been built to provide facilities to the local and foreign tourists visiting the Udawalawe National Park.
Udawalawe National Park which lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces in the south central part of the country is a sanctuary for wild life including a large number of elephants.
Under its drive to develop the tourism sector the Sri Lankan government is taking measures to improve accommodations to meet the demand of increasing number of tourists visiting the country after the end of the terrorist war in May 2009.
During his tour in the area Saturday, the President also visited the Udawalawe Maha Vidyalaya and met the students and exchanged views with the people.
(Photos by Nalin Hewapathirana)