Furkhan given Tourism Legend Award 2008
At the Presidential Tourism Award ceremony held recently Chairman of
Confifi Group Prof. M. T. A. Furkhan was presented the Tourism Legend
Award for 2008.
The late former Chairman of Jetwing Group Herbert Cooray and former
Chairman of Aitken Spence Hotels Ratna Sivaratnam were also posthumously
awarded the Tourism Legend Award.
In the late 1960s when there were only the Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel,
Bentota Beach Hotel, Galle Face Hotel and Grand Oriental Hotel in
Colombo, when hardly anyone expected tourism to flourish in Sri Lanka,
Prof. M. T. A. Furkhan came forward and took the risk to start his first
hotel in one of the most beautiful beach locations in Moragalla,