Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Customs to be housed in a new state-of-the-art building complex
Thu, Jul 3, 2014, 08:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs Department which celebrated its 200th birthday on June 14 will move to a new building next week.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will declare open the new state-of-the-art office complex of the Customs Department on July 14th.

Before the official opening, the 11- story building, built near the Charmer's jetty in Colombo Fort and bordered by the Beira Lake on one side, will be open for school students for viewing from 7th July to 12th July.

The new building was constructed at a cost of four billion rupees.

Aside from space for its administrative functions, the building also includes a state-of-the-art auditorium, a restaurant, a museum and car parking facilities.

The 52- meters tall building will have a communication tower of 25- meters height on top of the building.

The new building will have all the high-tech implements. Public addressing system, new telecommunications, data cabling, access controlling and CCTV monitoring are some of the key figures of the building.

Managed through a modern Building Management System (BMS), which controls the entire building by one control room, the building also contains a stylish aluminum facade which underlines its presence as a modern architectural landmark in the city.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Muslim Council welcomes decision to amend Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, expresses concern over Minister's statement
-- [0 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka calls for IORA to move into a new era of dynamism
-- [29 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka PM outlines economic plan for next five years
-- [1 hour and 24 minutes ago]
Special jury to hear Tamil MP's murder case
-- [2 hours ago]
Indonesia, Sri Lanka agree to take forward several bilateral initiatives to elevate relationship
-- [2 hours ago]
New Chiefs of Staff appointed to Sri Lanka Army, Air Force
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka seeks Special and Differential Treatment from WTO for agriculture, service exports
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan PM to announce government's 1,500-day economic plan in parliament today
Sri Lanka receives Rs. 300 million assistance from India to harvest rain water in the North
800 km long electric fence around villages to keep wild elephants away

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.