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* Sri Lankan state and semi-state sector employees to get apartments in capital Colombo
Sun, Dec 15, 2013, 11:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 15, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka plans to construct apartments in the capital city of Colombo for employees of the state and semi-state sectors.

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) has said the authority would construct over 3,000 apartments in the next three years in the Colombo city for employees from the state and semi-state sectors.

The Head of UDA's Urban Regeneration Project E.A.C. Priyashantha has told the media that two state lands, one in Madampitiya, Mattakkuliya and the other in Borella close to the P. Saravanamuttu Stadium have been identified for the project.

The project is estimated to cost Rs. 11 billion.

Priyashantha explained that the 17-storey complex in Mattakkuliya would have 1,004 two-bedroom apartments while the 20-storey complex in Borella would consist of 600 three-bedroom apartments.

According to the official, the employees would be required to have a minimum service period of 15 years to apply for the apartments in Mattakkuliya while a minimum 10-year service period would be required to apply for the Borella apartments.

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