Nimal Lanza, Mayor of Negombo was the chief guest and Ms. Hyacinth Gunawardane was the Guest of Honour at this event . Addressing the gathering, Lanza appreciated the encouragement given by the management to the community as a means to develop the community.
New identity cards and permits were issued to the beach vendors by the Mayor.
Nimal Lanza spoke about the value of foreign guests who visit our country inspite of travel advisories issued by certain countries and said it is our utmost responsibility to offer them a quiet and undisturbed holiday as they come all the way from Europe to enjoy the sun shine and the sandy beaches. He also appreciated the efforts made by Upul Peiris, Director / General Manager in initiating events which add value to the immediate community and for the development of Negombo.