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* Upmarket shopping complex to be opened in Sri Lankan capital city
Sun, Jan 26, 2014, 09:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 26, Colombo: The Urban Development Authority (UDA) of Sri Lanka will open an upmarket shopping complex at the Independence Square in the posh neighborhood of the capital Colombo around April this year.

An English weekly newspaper reported that the Auditor General's former office complex at Independence Square is being converted into an upmarket shopping mall selling some of the world's well-known brands.

The complex is estimated to cost Rs. 400 million and is to house around 40 shops.

The restoration of the Auditor General's former office has been undertaken by the Sri Lanka Army, which is part of a programme initiated by the Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to restore colonial buildings in the city of Colombo to their past glory.

A similar shopping complex was built and opened in 2012 October in the old colonial building of Colombo Racecourse after renovating the building to preserve its historical value and the colonial architecture under expert architectural design.

In the previous year, the UDA under the 'Developing the Colombo City' project renovated the dilapidated old Colombo Dutch Hospital in Colombo Fort that was built by Dutch colonial rulers in 18th century to house a modern shopping complex.

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