Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe opened the Five Star Hotel, Amari in Galle. Amari Hotel is managed by Onyx Hospitality Group based in Thailand. They have branches in Bangkok, Pattaya, China, Doha, Maldives and Dhaka. The hotel has 172 rooms with modern facilities. It will provide many direct and indirect employment opportunities to the youth. Chairman of Onyx Hospitality Group Douglas Martell said that they would implement such projects in the future as well for the development of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. Minister John Amaratunga, Deputy Minister Manusha Nanayakkara and Professor Maithree Wickremasinghe were present on the occasion.