The Government will develop several new tourism zones within the Northern and Eastern Provinces.
It has already identified several coastal towns in these two Provinces. New Tourism Zones will come up in Vakarai in Batticaloa and Pulmoddai in Trincomalee in the Eastern Province and Silavathurai within the Mannar District in the Northwest.
The Government has taken action to identify land for two tourism zones in Silavathurai and Pulmoddai. Thereafter, the development of infrastructure in the area will be carried out before calling for bids
Sri Lanka has received US$ 523 million worth of investments for the tourism sector.