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Negombo, Feb 11 (Daily Mirror) - Sri Lanka’s first-ever Floating Resort, Bolagala Agro Floating Resort in Negombo, will be opened on March 1, 2024, the Chairman of Bolagala Agro floating Resort, Kelum Perera said. 

The resort boasts 31 meticulously crafted cabanas spread across 13 acres of water surface.

He said that in a world where sustainability has become an imperative, innovation in the hospitality industry is taking remarkable strides towards eco-friendly practices. 

"Embracing this ethos, a new beacon of responsible tourism has emerged with the grand opening of the Bolagala Agro Floating Resort.

" Nestled amidst the serene waters of giant water holes in Bolagala, Katana in Negombo, this avant-garde resort promises not only a luxurious retreat but also a commitment to environmental stewardship," he said.

The Chairman of Bolagala Agro floating Resort, Kelum Perera told news media that they are thrilled to commence its operational works by providing unparalleled hospitality and unforgettable experiences to both local and foreign guests. 

The resort's design seamlessly integrates with its surroundings, utilizing sustainable materials and eco-friendly construction techniques. 

Guests are invited to indulge in a farm-to-table dining experience, where organic produce sourced from the resort's own agro-farm takes center stage. 

Moreover, the resort serves as a sanctuary for local flora and fauna including tea plant cultivation, with initiatives in place to preserve the delicate ecosystem of Bolagala. Guests can embark on guided nature walks or partake in community-driven conservation efforts, gaining a deeper appreciation for the natural wonders that surround them.

But perhaps the most awe-inspiring feature of Bolagala Agro Floating Resort is its commitment to responsible tourism. The resort actively engages with village community, offering employment opportunities and supporting local businesses. By fostering a symbiotic relationship with its surroundings, the resort aims to empower and uplift the village community through the Gemi Gedara (Village House) concept.

The resort embodies a collaborative spirit, a testament to the ingenuity of around 30 local investors including cricketing star Tillakaratne Dilshan and the expertise of homegrown engineers who have pooled their talents to bring this vision to life.


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  • Public Sunday, 11 February 2024 02:13 PM

    Oh it is a Avent guard property, so who is the owner of this property and how he got funds for this project? Did the income tax officers find out this yet. Public wants to know the source of the income. As we know who was behind agent guard fraud.

    Tissa Fernando Sunday, 11 February 2024 11:22 PM

    Very negative person. Your AKD after India visit, has changed so your expectations will not materialise.

    Avant Garde Sunday, 11 February 2024 11:47 PM

    Before you go on a rant due to personal frustrations, learn the languages and words. Don't display your stupidity. "avant-garde" is a french word meaning ideas ahead of time. It's used as an adjective to describe something cutting edge.

    Amaran Sunday, 11 February 2024 02:20 PM

    Well done for this new initiative. All the best.

    roni Sunday, 11 February 2024 02:27 PM

    Any Investors from Zimbabwe? There advise is unparallel.

    lion Sunday, 11 February 2024 03:22 PM

    Gotha opened a floating restaurant in the bare-lake near fort. Looks it has become a colossal loss as very few patronize the place and most of the shops are closed..

    ANNECUNT Sunday, 11 February 2024 06:34 PM

    WELL DONE SRI-LANKA MY TRIP IS CLOSE BY , I LIKE THIS THANK YOU can you get mahinda mana to do a kawadi dance for me

    Joe Sunday, 11 February 2024 06:57 PM

    Sorry but looks godey and plastic. Besides who wants to stay in a mud hole in Katana? But all the best! Could be the next favourite hangout of the godey level local celebrities though.

    Godaya Sunday, 11 February 2024 09:14 PM

    Public should attend a English class

    tourist Sunday, 11 February 2024 09:33 PM

    the resort will be open on March 1, but Booking.com already has reviews from guests. it’s not good to start a business with deception. So Sri Lanka

    ScrajithA Sunday, 11 February 2024 11:59 PM

    The official opening would be in March 2024. The review would have been from the stay after 'Soft Opening'. There is no desception as you claim.

    tourist Monday, 12 February 2024 10:14 PM

    @ScrajithA don’t fool people)) I know how tourists write reviews and what words they use - I’ve been working in tourism for 20 years. so it’s better for you to make sure that your “soft opening reviews” at least look more truthful. good luck in business

    Hajireen Mutaliph Monday, 12 February 2024 09:26 AM

    I am happy that I had been associated with this resort in my professional capacity. It is not like the hanging gardens of Babylon but a floating garden and resort in Negombo. Amazing.

    CURIOUS LOCAL Monday, 12 February 2024 02:55 PM

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE TOURISTS AND LOCALS WHO BOOK IN FOR LONG STAY, SHORT STAY OR OVERNIGHT COVERED UNDER FLOATING RESORTS INSURANCE? WHAT HAPPENS IF A TOURIST OR LOCAL HAS TOO MANY DRINKS AND FALLS INTO A GIANT WATER HOLE AT NIGHT OR DAY AND A BODY IS RECOVERED THE NEXT DAY?

    Gotukola Arachchi Monday, 12 February 2024 05:39 PM

    Nice project. Yet, better make sure that even if you create your own lake for this, (?), government or future governments would sniff the lucrativeness of the business and not acquire the lake. We know how private businesses like Sevenagala Sugar Factory and Neville Fernando Education Institute were destroyed. Some smart asses like R K or equivalent dumbos still exist. We, the sad nation of so many monks and politicians destroying all beautiful mountains and forests with chaityas and deforestation, anything could happen.

    Kakille Monday, 12 February 2024 09:11 PM

    @CURIOUS LOCAL-Keheliya said that there are enough parlours. So don't worry


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