Nov 07, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena will declare open the new building of the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters Built with state-of-the-art facilities tomorrow (November 8).
The foundation stone was laid on March 11, 2011 for the new building of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces Headquarters on a 77 acre land in Akuregoda, Pelawatta, with the objective of placing Army, Navy and Air Forces Headquarters at one location.
The estimated cost of the project was Rs. 53.3 billion and it was the largest state building construction project in Sri Lanka's history.
The building is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and armed with latest hi-tech security systems.
With the guidance of the Commander-in-Chief, President Sirisena, the construction of the building was expedited and the President will declare open the Ministry of Defense and the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters built as the first phase of the tri-forces headquarters complex tomorrow.
Accordingly, the main offices of the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters, which are presently located in various parts of the country, will be established in this complex soon.
This will save more than Rs. 50 million per month spent on rented buildings for the establishment of various sections of the Army Headquarters in Colombo and its suburbs.