The construction of hotels along the Trincomalee coastline has been accelerated.
A project is being implemented under the Eastern Resurgence Programme to transform Trincomalee into a tourist destination under the instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. A tourist resort is being built from the Irrakkandi Bridge on Nilaweli coastline to Salapayar. After publishing a gazette notification calling for investors, 187 applications have been received. Twenty six investors have been selected in the first phase.