Urban Planing & Design

Master Plan for Kuchchaweli Beach Tourism Zone

On the Oct 2019, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), offered the contract for the preparation of a Master Plan for the SLTDA property in Kuchcaweli to Canopus (Private) Limited (Consultant).

The land could be developed as tourism resort harmonizing the natural beauty and oceanic view. Resorts, beach parks, cycling tracks, walking tracks, comfort centers, vehicle parks development will be developed to attract local and foreign visitors and development of the beach tourism zone will attract investments to create service opportunities and include demand to the link industries such as fishing, agriculture in the Kuchchaweli area.

The Kuchchaweli Beach Tourism Zone is an important tourism destination and after civil conflict tourist arrival to the East coast was increased. Kuchchaweli is located in the Eastern Province bound to Kuchchaweli beach and surrounded by several attractions like Pigeon Island, Nilaweli, Kanniya hot water springs, Whale and Dolphin watching etc. A site with this kind of natural landscape environment is highly crumbly and profound while the selected spot in a best location of rich nature and attractions viewpoints on its specific potential for a sustainable beach tourism development.

Core Planning Team

Hemantha Jayasundera

Team Leader / Land Use Planning – Urban Design Expert

Devsriyani Jauasundera

Tourism Planning Expert

Harsha Ratnasooriya

Coastal Engineer

Thulasi Varman

GIS Specialist / Land Use Planner

Jinapala Kiribandage


Dr. Laith Rajapaksha


Prof. Jagath Manatunge

Environmental Engineering Expert

Prof. Saman Bandara

Traffic & Transport Engineer

Samangi Hevage


Dr. Kamal Ranatunge

Aquatic Ecologist