Tourism to boom with end to terror
The tourism industry will boom within three months with more foreign
tourists, investors and expatriates visiting the country following the
defeat of terrorism and the achievement of peace, said General Manager,
Waters Edge Hotel, Thusith Samaraweera.
He said the tourism industry faced a major setback in the recent
years due to terrorism that discouraged tourists visiting the country.
"With peace being achieved there is great opportunity for tourism to
revive and be one of the leading foreign exchange earners in the
country", Samaraweera said.
He said the new management of the Hotel is geared to meet the
expectations of its clientele and provide the best holiday experience to
The hotel had never stopped functioning and banquet operations
continue with high quality of service.Waters Edge Hotel caters primarily
to the corporate clientele with facilities for domestic and foreign
Samaraweera said the hotel is an ideal location in Colombo with fine
recreational facilities and best sceneries in city. The motivated staff
and the quality service are some of the salient factors that attract
visitors to a calm and serine environment.
A series of programs will be launched this year that will help woo
more tourist to the country.Buffet offered at the lobby, enrolment of
around 500 members, the Legends of Sri Lanka musical show, Sundown
Dance, Cherokee and the opening of the Fine Dine restaurant with
exclusive menu are the key activities that will take place next month.
He said the number of functions have increased after a lul in April
which is an lean month.
There will more activites in June which is a moth for weddings.
The management of the Waters Edge Hotel changed hands this year
following the landmark Court ruling on the illegal land transaction of
the hotel premises.