Melwa Hotels (IFC-40337)

  • Sri Lanka
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Negombo, Yala and Kosgoda
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jan 31, 2018
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  • Construction
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 27.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 78.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Dec 15, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Dec 1, 2017

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Project Description
The proposed transaction is an A loan in Melwa Hotels and Resorts Private Limited (MHRPL or the Company). MHRPL has undertaken to develop three resort hotels Sri Lanka. These are a 96 room hotel in Negombo, a 42 room hotel in Yala and a 196 room hotel in Kosgoda (the Project), to be operated by Hilton Worldwide Manage Limited (the Operator). IFC will invest up to US$27 million in long term debt. The proceeds of the IFC loan will be used to fund the construction of the hotels.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors
Contact Information
Melwa Hotels and Resorts Private Limited Mr. P. Muruganandhan Director +94 11 2473 905 30, 2/7 Abdul Jabbar Mawatha, Colombo 12, Sri Lanka ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an IFC or MIGA- financed project. If you submit a complaint to the CAO, they may assist you in resolving a dispute with the company and/or investigate to assess whether the IFC is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. If you want to submit a complaint electronically, you can email the CAO at You can learn more about the CAO and how to file a complaint at