In Sri Lanka, there were two ways to invest as a foreigner, a private
limited company (LTD) or in a public (LTD)
In the private sector there was hardly some restrictions.
In the public I had to be created at least 50 rooms.
A local had at least 51% of the GmbH to have.
But there were advantages, 5 years of tax-free income, duty-free
import of goods not manufactured in the country.
Except on vehicles
were normally 100% customs duty that I could save.
I could cash in foreign currencies.
So we established a public L.T.D.
The plan we calculated like this:
Tourists who landed in Colombo will
be picked up and drove by us across the island past the sights and tropical forests to the east coast.
Yet most of them are too
exhausted and tired, the flights arrived around 6:00h and will rest in our holiday location once and enjoy the holidays.
Smaller tours such as Polonnaruwa should be offered.
More tours to Anuradhapura and Nuwara Eliya,
return trip to Colombo Airport we had planned an overnight stay in Habarana Village and could offer the same sights for the Dambulla Cave Temple and Sigiriya Rock,
A highlight would have been a national park safari at Yale for interested tourists.
I bought nearly 8
acres of land with 200 yards shallow beach, without electricity, telephone and water, about 90 km south of Trincomalee, named Trinco.
"On the west and south coast beaches can be dangerous, that are deep and the flow
unpredictable. There nearly drown unwary tourists every year."
About 2 km away was still a small resor, run by a German, whom I never
The infrastructure began slowly in the next village, 15 km
It was careful to build a resort pioneering work
in the bird sanctuary in harmony with nature.
After the purchase, I was able to
officially take over with proof of my skills, architectural services and construction management.
The only constraint in planning: the building must not exceed the height of
I was in my element .... my dream could come true ....
School and Pysik were previously too dry, now Psysik was one
of my best "fan". Energy that nature offers us and that's a lot of water and wind, video
.. --- To recognize, use, and storage options to use. Bio-gas plants, used as in India, (energy storage - space was
there and also concrete blocks), were later also my goal.
Daft way to build huge wind turbines, which are expensive,
noisy and spoil the landscape. There are better, quiet, slim and effectively even at
low wind speeds. Even with rapid change in wind direction always fully power.
Long ago, the simple yet ingenious Savonius rotor was
invented and has been detected only very late right.
How many things ... slowly turns to the brain input and the blinders
off and recognize the simple effective systems.
I was able to "let off steam" ...
get an already energy-saving systems, with natual air conditioning, we built romantic rondavels, which also offered little resistance to the sea breeze and hardly generated wind
heat could escape upward through a shaft, so we had a natural air conditioning system and the roofs were additionally covered with palm branches and so naturally isolated.
We were in the middle of a bird sanctuary and
I had only a small infrastructure set up times.
1 water tower with a height of 10 m and located far
away from hygienic reasons, caused a 15 psi water pressure sufficient for showering. The
shower water was heated by black hoses to the huts of the sun.
A large well provided us with salt-free.
clear water. A
bio-filtration system was also provided later but first we cooked the water to drink from or use club soda.
The bathrooms had been
built according to the European standard, and I even had to make the tile work, the local workers were not familiar with it.
I myself have also installed and connected a 16
KW Generator Lister ship engien to the electrics, which should run only in main load times. The Lister, a long-lived marine diesel, a long-stroke
engine with flywheel, with a very stable running, load change.
Without revision, he was loud. Engeneers employees would beat his hands over his head together, but in Sri Lanka flap
pipes with water pipes, through a water bath to heat water and retransmit 5 m in a vertical shaft with vent and let rest is!! Works fine
and keeps the diesel fine dust ..
The sanitary coulure pit were created with a 3 chamber system.
To get back a green plant, we
have planted over 200 palm trees.
first phase of construction was just finished and we were preparing for the first guests, the civil war between the Sinhalese and the Tamils began.
In a short
time when I were not present, the facility was completely destroyed by grenades and machine gun fire.
So everything had to be set and the bankruptcy was sealed.
the police report: A group of 80-100 Tamil Tigers neared the resort and leveled all the buildings with hand grenades and heavy mashine gun fire to the ground.
Remained only the black and white photos
that I had as a contact record still with me and a few color photos.
More photos I still need to check with friends and then set into the
resort was submitted for approval, with 50 beach cottages, restaurant, reception, accommodation, tennis court, large swimming pool, a petting zoo and two large bungalows, some in this stem, at
the beach and in the heat with a flat grass roof (turf roof), for Titus and his family and one for me and for my family.
The project should also be a pension protection for us.
Already in the first construction phase, the building had an officially estimated value of €
Unfortunately, the dream has paid off in the truest sense in smoke .....