Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kassapa Lion’s Rock: Sri Lanka’s latest ‘Bird Friendly Hotel’

Kassapa Lion’s Rock, a hotel situated in the vicinity of Sigiriya rock fortress accepted the Bird Friendly concept recently. This is the latest hotel that joined with the chain of Bird friendly tourism ventures in the island. The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL), which introduced the ‘Bird Friendly Concept’ to Sri Lankan hospitality industry, conducted a workshop to introduce the concept to the staff of the hotel. The workshop was held at the Kassapa Lion’s Rock Hotel from 12th to 14th September. The workshop included lectures, field activities, bird watching sessions, video shows, etc. Staff members and also some guests participated in this workshop. Prof. S.W. Kotagama and C.D. Kaluthota conducted lectures on specialized themes to introduce the Bird Friendly Concept. Kasun Dayanada and Indrika Pradeepa assisted FOGSL team to make this event successful. Mr. Rathnayake, who was in the forefront to organise this event did a great task. FOGSL highly appreciates Mr. Nilan Wickremasinghe, chairman of the company, for his willingness to accept the ‘Bird Friendly Concept’.

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