S.D.Saparamadu, a pioneer in tourism in Sri Lanka, saw the potential for tourism in Koggala when he visited his father–in–law, the famous Martin Wickramasingha, the author from Koggala.
He ventured into the hospitality industry by constructing Koggala Beach Hotel. Commencing its operations in 1976, this pioneering venture has since expanded into three hotels in Koggala – The Long Beach Resort, Koggala Beach Hotel and Club Koggala Village.
Mr.Saparamadu established the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, the first of its kind in the world and a lot more in relation to wild life conservation in Sri Lanka (his work is documented in his book A Wild Life Interlude). He also established Tisara Prakasakayo - a publishing company which has published over hundreds of books on Sri Lanka over the past six decades.
Today he remains as chairman of the Tisara Group of companies and has passed on the management to the next generation.
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