Saraii Village invests Rs 5 m on tourism project
A tree-top house at the
Saraii Village, a global sustainable tourism enterprise will invest
Rs. 5 million in the next two years on a project to promote responsible
tourism in Sri Lanka. The company has invested over Rs. 5 million so far
on the project.
Saraii Village, Chairperson Charitha Abeyratne Hettiarachchi said
that the Saraii Village was launched in June 2012 to introduce the
contemporary culture of responsible tourism to Sri Lanka.
She said that the Saraii Village has four accommodation units, with
the capacity to house 18 people, in 'Tree Houses' and 'Mud Chalets'.
Both types of accommodation are ideal for those seeking an eco-friendly
environment. They are designed with environmental sustainability in
mind. Waking up to the 'singing' of birds early in the morning is an
experience not to be missed at the Saraii Village. Charitha said that
history, adventure and nature are found in the charming city of Wirawila
and is ideal for those who seek more than just the sun and sand holiday.
"From Safaris in national parks - Yala, Bundala, Lunugamwehera, to
picnics at Kirinda beach, tours to the five lakes, Tissamaharama,
Kataragama, farm visits, sustainable fishing tours, joining harvesting
ceremonies, 'slow food' meals at a farmers' home are some of the
activities available for guests.
The Saraii Village is on a three-acre agro forestry property.
"Guests who visit the Saraii Village understand the concept of
sustainable travel or responsible travel and we have had a positive
response from our customers. Reviews posted by guests on Trip Advisor
and Agoda attest to this," the Chairperson said.