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::

* Foreigners purchasing houses in historic Galle Fort of Sri Lanka
Thu, Dec 6, 2012, 10:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Galle Heritage Foundation says that a large number of assets in the historic Galle Fort have been purchased by foreign nationals.

A recent survey conducted by the Galle Heritage Foundation, a statutory board established to conserve the Fort as a historic cultural city center and a site of archaeological importance and develop it to be a cultural tourist location of excellence, has revealed that 102 houses in the Galle Dutch Fort have been purchased by foreigners.

This is nearly half of the 223 houses located in the historic fortress.

President of Galle Heritage Foundation Parakrama Dahanayake said that there is a tendency of the owners of houses in Galle Fort selling their property at very high prices to foreigners and purchasing land from other areas.

The properties purchased by the foreigners are used as hospitality trade business venues, he said.

The number of residents in the Fort has also dropped to 961 compared to 1589 in 2009, the official said.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka to improve accidents and emergency treatment services
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy delegation visits US Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson
-- [5 hours ago]
SriLankan Airlines launches knowledge management system
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister condoles the death of former Nepali Prime Minister
-- [6 hours ago]
Cairn India exits Sri Lanka oil exploration - report
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka raises tax on imported potatoes and big onions
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's tax revenue increased 23.8% in first quarter 2015
-- [7 hours ago]
Meeting scheduled between Sri Lankan President and former President cancelled
Sri Lanka Navy, UNODC discuss preventing maritime crime in the Indian Ocean
Sri Lankan PM says proposed 19th and 20th amendments cannot be submitted to parliament together

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.