Deal #3538

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

Latitude
8.2295281
Longitude
79.7596142
Target country
Sri Lanka

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2010] 1672.67
Comment on land area
Across 14 islands

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Tourism
Comment on intention of investment
17 hotels with 5,000 rooms and perhaps a golf course, a water park or a race course. See: http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/articles.aspx/7949/Sri-Lanka-designates-four-development-zones

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2010] Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
In 2012, while construction of the new resort has yet to start, foundations are slowly being built. See: https://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21101

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee currency
Sri Lanka Rupee (₨)
Annual leasing fee type
for specified area
Comment on leasing fees
Rs. 14 million for the first five years

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
30

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
37500
Comment on jobs created (total)
The project will generate direct employment to 15,000 and indirect employment to 22,500 persons. http://www.sltda.lk/kalpitiya

Operating company

Name of investment project
Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Resort Development Project

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Troubled waters of Sri Lanka
Date
2012-10-04
Comment on data source
Report on land conflicts between locals and security personnel

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Sri Lanka designates four development zones
Date
2012-04-12
Comment on data source
Report on four planned development zones in Sri Lanka

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Sri Lanka to use embarkation fee revenue to develop Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Island
Date
2006-12-02
Comment on data source
Reports on activities related to the development of Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Island

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Kalpitiya resort bids cancelled
Date
2011-02-06
Comment on data source
Report on the cancellation of Expressions of Interest (EOI) by Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Resort Project's Procurement Board

Data source #5

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2015-03-19
Comment on data source
Ongoing Projects in Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Resort Project

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
Dark Clouds over the Sunshine Paradise: Tourism & Human Rights in Sri Lanka
Date
2015-02-01
Comment on data source
Case studies on different land grabbing and violation of rights related to the development of tourism projects

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
Date
2010-11-02
Comment on data source
Conceptual Master Plan for Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Resort

Data source #8

Data source type
Company sources
Comment on data source
Conceptual Master Plan for Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Resort Project

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Analysis of the proposed mega-development project and its contribution to the local communities
Date
2015-02-14
Comment on data source
Report on the impact of the KITRP on local communities

Data source #10

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Resort Project
Date
2014-09-26
Comment on data source
General information about KITRP

Recognitions status of community land tenure

Recognition status of community land tenure
Community traditional or customary rights not recognized by government
Comment on recognitions status of community land tenure
The navy has occupied seven shops and a hospital campus. Those affected received no compensation even though the land rights of the inhabitants are documented. http://assets.gfbv.ch/downloads/pdf_e_langversion.pdf

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted
Comment on consultation of local community
An environmental impact assessment, but so far no social impact assessment, has been conducted at Kalpitiya. http://assets.gfbv.ch/downloads/pdf_e_langversion.pdf On Ippanthivu, an oral agreement regarding land use rights was broken and all residents were forced to leave the island without consultation.

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
On Vellai Island, a kitesurfing training centre has been built without consultation with the local fishermen. The fact that the centre blocks the fishermen’s access to the lagoon during the kite-surfing season triggered conflicts between the owner of the kitesurfing training centre and the local fishermen.

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Number of households actually displaced
338
Comment on displacement of people
Fisherfolks are no longer allowed to dock their boats anywhere, nor build new houses or repair their dilapidated huts. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21101

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Socio-economic

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
At Ippanthivu, the Catholic Church has taken on a mediator role between investors and the local population. In an oral agreement, the Catholic Church and the investor (Qube Lanka) guaranteed that the inhabitants may remain on the island and will receive, in total, ten acres of land in exchange for the original land. The investor agreed to build houses, a new church and the required infrastructure. This oral agreement between the population and the investor, however, has not been honoured: the investor, aided by the Church, is now even asking the population to leave the island.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Other
Comment on former land use
traditional fishing and farming

Former land cover

Former land cover
Wetland
Other land (e.g. developed land – specify in comment field)
Comment on former land cover
beach, mangroves

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