Country’s first boatyard in Beruwala
“Sri Lanka's first boatyard will be set up in Beruwala and it will
manufacture vessels for the fisheries industry. Vessel training and
repairs will be provided through this boatyard which will be a great
solution to the unemployment problem in Beruwala, Fisheries and Aquatic
Resources Development Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said.
Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne and Deputy Minister Lakshman
Yapa Abeywardena at a media briefing during the inspection
Minister Senaratne said so during an inspection tour in the Beruwala
Tourist Zone. Economic Development Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa
Abeywardena also participated. They inspected the development activities
in the zone.
“Measures are in place to develop the Beruwala city as a Tourist Zone
and the government will provide all facilities to make this project a
success, Minister Senaratne said.
“Sri Lanka’s Tourism Zones began from Beruwala. But it was not
recognised as a Tourist Zone until it was gazetted. At present, it is
recognised as a Tourist Zone. Therefore, the government will provide
luxury facilities which would help develop the tourism industry in
Beruwala,” the minister added.
“We have held several discussions on development programmes in the
Beruwala Tourist Zone with hotels owners, tour guides and Municipal
Council and Pradeshiya Sabha officials. Accordingly, we made
arrangements to provide funds to develop infrastructure facilities in
this zone through the Economic Development Ministry,” Deputy Minister
Minister Senaratne added that the Beruwala fisheries harbour will be
developed as a tourism harbour where an aquarium, a museum, an
exhibition centre, a training centre and a shopping mall will be set up.
Measures are in place to develop the Beruwala city as a trade centre as
well, he said.