Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

Passikudah Resort

Passikudah Resort

Prior to 1983 Passikudha was a popular resort among tourists both foreign and local. It was located by the bay on a land 150 acres in extent. The resort at the time was planned to accommodate 500 rooms in several stages and by 1983 there were 171 rooms in operation in three hotels and necessary infrastructure facilities were in place. Water was supplied from Valachchanai Paper Mills sources which are about 10 km from the resort. Operation of the resort came to a grinding halt after the riots in 1983.
SLTDA is now planning to revive this resort as there are no restrictions to the movement of tourist traffic. With the dawn of peace in the eastern region the private sector was anxious in taking part in development activities. The prospective hoteliers have been allotted with land for construction of hotels.
SLTDA has already finalized the conceptual design plan of the resort with the association of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) and initial action have taken to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the whole resort.