Lanka Hotels and Residencies (Pvt.) Ltd., the owners of 'Sheraton Colombo' has reiterated their commitment for the opening of the 320 room property at Galle Road.
"We, as Lanka Hotels and Residencies (Pvt) Ltd., would like to reassure our partners, employees, prospective professionals and all other key stakeholders on the continuity and steadfast commitment for the opening of our flagship Project in Sri Lanka - Sheraton Colombo Hotel, a 320 room property at Galle Road," chairman of Lanka Hotels and Residencies, Don Gamini Gunaratne said in a statement.
Gunarathna said that they had to shutdown as a direct response to the pandemic but assured that they will resume operations once the government of Sri Lanka provides clearance to the hospitality industry and added that the well-being of our employees continues to remain a top priority.
"We are vigilantly monitoring the situation and have taken all proactive precautions to ensure the health and safety of all parties involved is of paramount importance," Gunaratne said.
"Although our plans were to soft launch this property from June 2020 onwards, we have been compelled to pause these plans as a direct response to the emergency prevalent across the country and globally. We are vigilantly monitoring the situation and have taken all proactive precautions to ensure the health and safety of all parties involved is of paramount importance. We will be ready to resume our operational activities once the government of Sri Lanka provides clearance to the hospitality industry," Gunaratne said.
He also noted that they stand by the government to take their vision forward for the country, contributing to the revival of the vibrant travel and tourism industry in Sri Lanka and appreciated all the efforts undertaken by the government, the healthcare workers, the armed forces and the police force who are tirelessly working in order to contain the spread of the virus.
Gunaratne further stated that they look forward to engaging with necessary industry bodies under the guidance given by the government to discuss and strategize on re-energizing the Sri Lankan economy.