for a Queen!
yacht before it was taken for refurbishment.
Fancy hiring a luxurious yacht for a day and cruising
down Sri Lanka's beautiful southern and eastern coastline
without a care in the world? That's what flamboyant shipping
magnate Kiran Atapattu promises to offer to the country's
wealthy elite and upmarket foreign tourists. Atapattu, owner
of Colombo Engineering Enterprises, has leased a foreign-made
yacht and is knocking it into shape at his dock at the Colombo
port and in three months
will be a super-luxury
craft or floating five-star hotel.
"People work hard and need to relax and enjoy. I am giving
those (who can afford to) an opportunity to enjoy themselves
undisturbed in the open seas," he told The Sunday Times
FT. Atapattu is the first Sri Lankan to venture into producing
Sri Lanka's first ever-super luxury yacht with all luxuries
including six sleeping cabins, bar and all other necessities
a luxury yacht should have. He said besides sailing to tourist
destinations outside Sri Lanka, the pleasure yacht will also
be offered to local people on a day cruise or two-day cruises.
Business Club meets on
The next meeting of The Sunday Times
Business Club hosted by the Trans Asia hotel will be
held on Wednesday, January 29 at 5.30 pm at the hotel premises.
Dian Gomes, CEO of Slimline and a former president of CIMA
Sri Lanka, is scheduled to speak at this month's meeting.