Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Shopping complex to open in Sri Lanka's old Colombo Racecourse Grounds
Mon, Oct 15, 2012, 10:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 15, Colombo: Following the success of converting the Old Dutch Hospital in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo to a popular shopping center, the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development has built a new shopping complex at the old Racecourse Grounds in Colombo.

Secretary of Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will declare open the new shopping complex built in the old building of old Colombo Racecourse on October 20.

The old Race Course buildings have been renovated preserving their historical value and the colonial architecture under expert architectural design.

Two historic pavilions of the old racecourse built by the British during their occupation of the country have been utilized for this project.

The spacious high ceiling building houses supermarkets, restaurants and office space.

Ministry of Defence and Urban Development completed the project at a cost of 125 million rupees using the labor force of the Army.

The Colombo Racecourse ground has been developed as the country's first international rugby stadium. The premise is now equipped with the latest facilities for international rugby, including a state-of-the art gymnasium, changing rooms and media rooms, and a jogging track encircling the grounds.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka to brief diplomatic community about ban on pro-LTTE organizations
-- [12 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President offers condolences to South Korean counterpart on ferry tragedy
Former Maldivian President Abdul Gayoom visits Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka police obtain 40 Interpol red notices on suspected LTTE operatives
Sri Lanka opposition MPs attacked at new airport in South
Sri Lankan health authorities warn people not to purchase medicine through the internet
Sri Lankan public asked to be vigilant on suspicious terrorist activities
Lot can be learnt from Sri Lanka's experience with non-state actors - Defense secretary
US is looking to resume a 'more comprehensive' military relationship with Sri Lanka
Apex court in India rejects plea to probe Indian army's involvement in Sri Lanka war

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.