Apr 29, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has identified Jaffna, the capital of the Northern Province, as one of the important regions for post conflict development under the government's ten year development framework.
Accordingly, to meet the accommodation needs of the people visiting Jaffna, the Urban Development Authority (UDA) has proposed to construct a Rest House in the city. The Rest House will have 38 rooms and all other facilities.
A proposal put forward by the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban Development received cabinet approval last week.
Cabinet approved the proposal to vest the required block of land with the UDA for the construction of the Rest House.
Several hotel projects are already progressing in Jaffna to accommodate both local and foreign tourists who are visiting Jaffna after the end of the war in 2009.
Global Towers in Colombo, which owns and operates a hotel with apartments and rooms in Wellawatta, is constructing the first three-star apartment style hotel complex in Jaffna.
The 100-room hotel, Global Towers, Jaffna is being built in a 300-perch block of land off Hospital Road in Jaffna.
According to the Deputy Chairman, Global Towers Management (Pvt) Ltd, Sam Samarasinghe the Rs. 750 million project will bring the concept of apartments to Jaffna.