SLTDA
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

Tourism Zones

There are 45 tourism zones have been introduced by SLTDA is order to avoid development all over the country. The developers should select site within the tourism zones in order to minimize negative impact on the environment.Further concentrating hotel in zones will also result in mitigating shows you cultural impact. The declare zones as follows:

1. Kalpitiya [Wiki] - Beach Resort and islands in lagoon
2. Marawila   - Beach Resort with lagoon
3. Waikkal   - Beach Resort with Gin Oya
4. Negombo [Wiki] - Beach Resort with fishing community
5. Colombo [Wiki] - Commercial city with entertainment
6. Mt. Lavinia [Wiki] - Beach Resort in close proximity to Colombo
7. Wadduwa [Wiki] - Beach Resort with fishing community
8. Kalutara [Wiki] - Beach Resort in close proximity to Colombo
9. Beruwala [Wiki] - Beach Resort with local community
10. Bentota [Wiki] - National holiday resort in the west coast
11. Dedduwa   - Lake Resort with five Islands
12. Madu Ganga [Wiki] - Lake Resort with 16 islands
13. Balapitiya [Wiki] - Beach Resort
14. Ahungalla   - Beach Resort in close proximity to Madu Ganga
15. Hikkaduwa [Wiki] - Beach Resort with ocean based activities
16. Galle [Wiki] - World heritage site
17 Unawatuna [Wiki] - Beach Resort with local community
18. Koggala   - Beach Resort and Koggala lagoon
19. Weligama [Wiki] - Beach Resort with stilt fishing
20. Mirissa   - Beach Resort with fishing community
21. Matara [Wiki] - Beach Resort with Heritage
22. Tangalle [Wiki] - Beach Resort with lagoons
23. Hambantota [Wiki] - Beach Resort and sand dune
24. Tissamaharama [Wiki] - Sacred city in close proximity to wild life park
25. Yala [Wiki] - Wild life Resort
26. Arugambay [Wiki] - Beach Resort for surfing activities
27. Passekudah [Wiki] - National holiday Resort in the east coast
28. Trincomalee [Wiki] - Ocean based city
29. Nilaweli [Wiki] - Beach Resort in close proximity to Trincomalee
30. Pinnawala [Wiki] - Nature Park Resort
31. Kandy [Wiki] - Heritage Resort with temples
32. Nuwara Eliya [Wiki] - Hill Country Resort in cool climate
33. Bandarawela [Wiki] - Hill Country Resort with water falls
34. Maskeliya   - Hill Country Resort with tea gardens
35. Polonnaruwa [Wiki] - Heritage Resort with ruins of 11 and12 AD
36. Habarana [Wiki] - Urban city in close proximity to the heritage sites
37. Anuradhapura [Wiki] - Heritage Resort with ruins of 3BC to 11 AD
38. Victoria [Wiki] - Hill Country Resort with a reservoir
39. Matale [Wiki] - Hill country with spice gardens
40. Dambulla [Wiki] - Sacred Buddhist City
41. Sigiriya [Wiki] - Heritage resort of Rock Fortress
42. Giritale   - Heritage Resort bordering a Lake
43. Udawalawa [Wiki] - Wild life park with a reservoir
44. Wasgamuwa [Wiki] - Wild life park
45. Ratnapura [Wiki] - Gem City