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* Sri Lanka Speaker to open second stage of Colombo Racecourse development project today
Thu, Dec 26, 2013, 01:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 26, Colombo: Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Chamal Rajapaksa will declare open the Stage II of renovated old Racecourse in Colombo today, 26th of December.

Colonial era Colombo Racecourse was converted into a luxury shopping plaza last year under Colombo city beautification project implemented by the Urban Development Authority.

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

In the second stage the ground has been developed into Sri Lanka's first international grade rugby playground with lights for day and night play and large pavilion for spectators.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa jointly with Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa implemented the old Racecourse Development Project to convert it into a revenue making luxury spot.

The Stage II of the Racecourse Project cost Rs. 3.5 billion.

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