I wish to express our thanks and appreciation to all residents and specially the managers of all hotels, guest houses and home-stay lodgings in the World Heritage Galle Fort for the co-operation extended to the Government authorities in facing the unprecedented crisis which has arisen with the outbreak of the corona (covid-19) pandemic.
I am happy to note that it is due to your vigilance that Galle Fort, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Southern Province, has so far been virtually free of recorded cases of corona infection.
I implore you to continue to co-operate with the government authorities, by adhering fully to the advice and instructions given from time to time.
We are aware that this crisis has had devastating economic effect on those who are involved in and dependent directly or indirectly on tourism. The Government is well aware of this situation, and His Excellency the President has already given instructions to the financial and banking sector to provide whatever possible relief to mitigate their losses.
Finally, I request you to continue to be vigilant and provide information in regard to all foreign guests and any suspected cases of corona infection (local or foreign) to the following authorities :-
MOH GALLE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL DR. BERTRAM DE SILVA : 0715309810
AMOH GALLE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL DR. KUMARA SENANAYAKE : 0714428344
RMO GALLE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL DR. LASANTHI KOLOMBAGE : 0777943321
FIRE BRIGADE : 0912222245
E-MAIL : email@example.com
Galle Heritage Foundation