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Ulagalla celebrates 8 years in operation by building house for deserving employee


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Ulagalla by Uga Escapes, a landmark property of UGA Escapes Management Ltd. celebrated eight years of successful operations recently. Located in the village of Thirippane, Anuradhapura, Ulagalla is an eco-resort which offers luxury in the midst of a traditional village setting.

Last year, the resort embarked on building two sanitary facilities for the Punchikulama School in the village in celebration of the resort’s anniversary. In line with the anniversary celebrations and in keeping with the company’s CSR commitments towards the betterment of their community, Ulagalla has once again made a collective decision to provide a house to one of their employees. 

The recipient was Chandra Kumari, a 42 year old mother of two children who has been employed for close to a year and works in the garden. She has been struggling with issues especially after her husband was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. The struggle for Chandra had intensified even more after she has begun to face difficulties in taking care of basic needs as well as the education of her two children, who are both girls. 

In light of this, and in keeping with the resort’s commitment towards helping realise an employee member’s aspiration in owning their own home, Ulagalla by Uga Escapes decided to pledge their support to Chandra and her family. 

Commenting on the formalities that went into the new home, Uga Escapes CEO Ramli Gaffoor said, “We have assisted Chandra in receiving the land transfer in her name by way of an agreement. Completion of this project will ensure the construction of a new house for the family and the proceedings will be assisted with the help of Uga Escapes, Ulagalla by Uga Escapes and through contributions received from guests and a few managers.”

Built on 58 lush acres bordering two ancient reservoirs, surrounded by unspoilt nature and tucked away in complete privacy, the resort offers 20 spacious and luxurious chalets, 19 standard and one suite, each with its own private plunge pool. 

Uga Escapes is, as a whole committed to crafting authentically Sri Lankan experiences, whilst being consistently backed by the principles of eco-living and sustainability, integrating these practices into every facet of their operations where possible.

Uga Escapes is a fully owned subsidiary of the Finco Group. Incorporated in 1963, the group comprises of several companies recording success in diverse fields. The company owns boutique properties offering unique experiences across the island that include Ulagalla in Anuradhapura, Jungle Beach in Trincomalee, Uga Bay in Pasikudah, the latest addition Chena Huts in Yala, and Residence by Uga Escapes in the heart of Colombo, where Rare is the main restaurant.

 


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