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* Sri Lankan President to open upmarket shopping complex in Colombo today
Sun, Jul 13, 2014, 11:39 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today will declare open a new upmarket shopping complex at the Independence Square in the posh neighborhood of the capital Colombo.

Under the Independence Square Renovation Project, the former office complex of the Auditor General's Department at Independence Square has been converted into an upmarket shopping mall.

The special project under the Colombo city development programme has been completed at a cost of Rs. 500 million by the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development under the instructions of Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Renovation of the historical building which was constructed in 1799 during Dutch colonial rule of Ceylon, has been carried out by Sri Lanka Army preserving its original architecture.

An area of 90,000 square feet has been developed with attractive commercial buildings covering 40,000 square feet and a public garden to attract foreign and local visitors. The renovation has been completed within a short period of 2 years adhering to the green concept.

The shopping complex will comprise 42 high end shops selling some of the world's well-known brands.

The Chairman of Urban Development Authority Nimal Perera said that all the shops had been given to local businessmen.

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.

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