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Responsible Tourism Initiatives

Saman Villas, a 27 suite luxury boutique hotel, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, opened its doors in 1995. The company, from the inception followed several first-rate business ethics and from these have evolved Saman Villas’ moral and social responsibilities.


  1. Environment
    We shall respect the environment, seeking to do no damages and to exploit its resources in a sustainable way.
  2. Community Relations and Society
    We shall be socially responsible, going beyond our purely business activities to contribute to the fields of education, sports at village level, culture, village development and community service.
  3. Local Community
    We shall encourage income generation activities by the local community, mainly in the field of tourism, which conform to regulations.
  4. Employee Relations
    We shall employ staff according to the best labour standards and human rights, treating them as individuals in their personal fulfillment, career progress and expression of their wishes on organizational matters.
  5. Anti –Corruption
    We shall do all that we can to discourage corruption within and outside our organization.
  6. Fair Competition
    We shall compete in the marketplace in a fair and open manner and strictly refrain from cutting rates to take away business from lower category hotels.
  7. Customers and Suppliers
    We shall develop relationships with our partners, both suppliers and customers, with a view to developing long term relationships.
  8. Our Nation
    We shall do all we can to promote business as a worthwhile career and a major contributor to the wealth of our nation