Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's first floating market opens for public
Mon, Aug 25, 2014, 11:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's first floating market in the heart of capital Colombo was declared open for the public by Minister Maithripala Sirisena this evening.

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) with the assistance of the Army and Navy converted the area along the Bastian Street from the Pettah bus stand to Fort Railway Station to an attractive shopping complex floating on the once polluted Beira Lake.

The new shopping stalls are built along the canal bank in a unique architectural design that blends in with the location all the while giving it a touch of modern elegance, according to the UDA.

The market complex constructed at a cost of Rs. 150 million has 92 stalls and 78 out of these stalls have been provided to traders who were engaged in unauthorized trading at the location and lost their businesses due to construction.

In addition selected state institutions will be allocated a number of stalls to promote local products targeting foreign tourists.

The complex also includes a vehicle park and walking paths.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Indian fishers appeal central government to get fishermen released from Sri Lanka custody
-- [34 minutes ago]
Another victim of shooting at Sri Lanka election rally dies
-- [1 hour and 21 minutes ago]
American Center in Colombo hosts seminar on labor rights in garment industry
-- [2 hours ago]
Veteran Sri Lankan cricketers appointed as brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund
Sri Lanka plans to achieve an economic growth beyond 8 percent next three years
Sri Lankan government to establish a standard for imported fertilizers
Catholic Bishops urges Sri Lankans to choose worthy candidates
Van rams into UPFA Minister's supporters killing one
UN to provide an assistance package to Sri Lanka on the request of Northern Province CM
President inaugurates luxury bus service for pilgrims to Atamasthana in Anuradhapura

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.