Mar 15, 2022

15 hectares of Mattala Airport to be leased to 2 hotels! Featured

The Ministry of Tourism has planned to reserve 15 hectares of the Mattala International Airport terminal building for two hotels under a 35 year contract, it is reported.

It plans to build two four-star hotels with 160 rooms (with provisions to expand up to 250 rooms) with sports, leisure facilities, gymnasiums, massage parlors, swimming pools, outdoor restaurants, business centers, conventions and banking facilities, and office space, it is learnt.

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga had submitted a Cabinet paper for this purpose.

It is said that the rent for the lease period of 35 years will be increased every 5 years.

At the end of the end of the 35 years, the operator is required to hand over the land, structures, immovable equipment etc to the Sri Lanka Airport Services (Pvt) Ltd.