Minister opens Yapahuwa - Paradise Resort
Minister of Highways T. B. Ekanayake recently opened the Yapahuwa -
Paradise Resort, an 'A' grade hotel approved by the Sri Lanka Tourist
Board. The hotel complex cost nearly Rs. 100 million.
Twenty luxury rooms with balcony overlooking the lake, swimming pool,
conference and banqueting facilities, Western and Eastern cuisine and
many more facilities are available, said the Chairman of the hotel
Werner Simon. In January 2003 the same management opened an Ayurvedic
Centre, in the same premises on a 35-acre land.
Most tourists and locals who visit the Yapahuwa historical city
patronise the Ayurvedic Centre which was very popular. Being a dry zone
area, the management decided to construct a separate Holiday Resort with
all modern facilities with cool air without disturbing the guests who
seek ayurvedic medical treatment. Only vegetarian meals are served for
The new Holiday Resort is the brainchild of Managing Director of the
Yapahuwa Paradise Resort I. Gunaratne, a Chartered Accountant.