President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Nuwara Eliya Golf Club has been a most honored place in the development of sports in the country. He stated this in a message on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the Nuwaraeliya Golf Club.
The anniversary celebration was held yesterday (August 15) at the Nuwaraeliya Golf Club with President rajapaksa gracing the occasion.
From the time it began, to serve the sports and recreational needs of the planting community, and businessmen and administrators of the British colonial period, it has remained an important center of a sport that is gaining increased importance both regionally and internationally, the President stated in the message.
President Rajapaksa said the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club stands out as a sporting venue, making a major addition to the visitor attractions that help boost the Tourist Industry of Sri Lanka.
The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, which has produced many golfers of repute, raising the image of golf in Sri Lanka, is known today as an important venue for this prestigious sport in the South Asian Region.
It has great promise of attracting increasing players from Sri Lanka and abroad, who are keen to tee-off and enjoy good golf in the most welcoming surroundings that add to the demands of the game, the President further stated.