The LAYA Chain of Hotels will hold its inaugural Annual Awards Night ceremony on 11 December at the LAYA Beach Wadduwa, under the aegis of the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General AW J C De Silva RWP VSV USP ndu psc.
Inspired by the Sanskrit word LAYA, which evocatively suggests REPOSE, that aura of tranquillity is what the world of LAYA offers as it welcomes all travellers to its chain of hotels. Founded by the Sri Lanka Army to initially cater to the welfare of its war heroes, with the introduction of the LAYA concept, the welfare directorate thought it fit and proper to throw open its doors to local and international visitors at large.
The LAYA Chain of Hotels came into being with the opening of the popular Wadduwa Holiday Resort opened on 5 April 1991, which was later renamed the LAYA Beach on 8 November 2012. Since then, the LAYA brand has extended to four idyllic locations island wide, LAYA Leisure at Kukuleganga, LAYA Safari at Yala and LAYA Waves at Kalkudah.
The LAYA Annual Awards, also called the LAYA Jayagrahi Nawa Mawathaka, is a concept mooted by CEO, Maj. Gen Mahinda Hathurusinghe RSP ndc IG, AG of the Sri Lanka Army. The event is designed to recognise the outstanding work of staff and associates as well as showcase the contribution made by the Sri Lanka Army via its LAYA Chain of Hotels to Sri Lanka Tourism in general and the Hospitality trade in particular.