Integrated Tourism Resort Program
Kalpitiya - Puttalam
14 islands in the Kalpitiya peninsula off the West Coast of Sri Lanka have been identified for the Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Resort Program (KITRP), which is one of the most extensive projects undertaken in the country to generate environmentally friendly sustainable tourism. Spanning over 100 hectares of land in addition to the landmass of the islands, the KITRP is geared to transform the locale into a resort area comprising of over 6,000 accommodation units including luxury hotels, villas, Ayurveda spas, cabanas, sun huts, low-cost accommodation units, a domestic airport (Uchchimunai), amusement parks, underwater theme park (Kandakkuliya), cable cars, speed boat safaris, water sporting facilities, an 18-hole golf course, a tourism and hotel management training institute, botanical gardens, agricultural and livestock farms, hot air ballooning facilities, a hospital, a race course, cricket grounds and a museum.
This development will partially address the demand for at least 30,000 rooms needed to meet the government ambition of 2x 2019 tourist arrivals in the next 5-7-year period.
Two of 14 islands are currently available for investment opportunities (308 acres & 248 acres).
Public Private Partnership, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), Domestic private investment