26th August 2009, www.news.lk
The Tourism Promotion Bureau has implemented a programme to develop the attractive places in the country to locate them as tourism zones. Under the new programme Passikuda in Trincomalee will be developed further into tourist attraction.
Accordingly a number of new tourist hotels will be constructed in the area. to accomodate tourist traffic.
The Government has allocated a land extent of 100 acres for this expansion sceme. Several investors have already agreed to begin a hotel project. Nearly 7 hundred rooms will be constructed in these hotels. A Tourist Police station will also be set up in the area.