Priyankara Bandara Athukorala, founder of luxury tourist resort & spa Sungreen Hotel, Habarana, has won the Anuradhapura District Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year - 2017 Gold Award.
The accolade was awarded by the Anuradhapura District Chamber of Commerce at its Industry & Agriculture’s Colours Night/14th Annual Award Ceremony held on 29 March. The event was organised to award champions of business under the categories of Small, Medium, Large and Outstanding Entr-epreneur of the Year.
The award was based on the criteria of: company vision, mission, company administration, overall cleanliness, staff services, fire and lightning process, organic vegetable farm, environmental protection, organising and staff welfare, finance background, corporate social responsibility, annual business plan, company policies and procedures and job opportunities (80% of which were granted to villagers of Puwakpitiya).
Sungreen Hotel features a beautiful and serene setting, and is the latest addition to the fast growing tourism industry of the area. Inclusive of all modern facilities, including a large swimming pool, gymnasium, and spa as well as a farm where a massive variety of vegetables and fruits are cultivated.
Sungreen Hotel is within easy access to a host of attractions such as the historical cultural cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, as well as the world-renowned frescoes and grandeur of Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Temple. Its other star attractions in the form of entertainment for the more adventurous are safaris at the Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks and hiking treks in the wilds of Ritigala.