President’s, PM’s residencies to be relocated: Champika

20 November 2015 03:01 am - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Describing the government’s plans regarding the proposed Megapolis, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the official residences of the president and the prime minister would be moved to Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte close by the Parliamentary Complex.

He said so at the Gampaha District Development Committee meeting held last evening.

According to the plans, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the administrative capital of the country will be expanded towards Kadawata, Kaduwela and Kottawa to create one large administrative city, in which government offices will be located. A space observatory is to be set up in Homagama, which is to be made an IT city.

He said coastal area between Mutwal and Wellawatte will be developed into a mega harbour city. He said this would not be the Chinese funded Port City but a different project. The foundation stone for this mega city will be laid on January 8, 2016, the first anniversary of President Maithripala Sirisena's elevation to office.

Ja Ela is to be developed as a new city. He said all these projects would be implemented with the approval of the people.

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene who also participated in the meeting stressed the need to ease traffic congestion in Kiribathgoda and prevent flooding in Gampaha District. (Yohan Perera)

Pix by Pradeep Pathirana


  Comments - 20

  • jay Friday, 20 November 2015 12:31 PM

    so expenses will be like the last regime no change

    John Fernandez Friday, 20 November 2015 12:51 PM

    Mr Champika, will this Megapolis project end up as Horapolis? Who can trust you?

    MRGRNR Friday, 20 November 2015 12:56 PM

    MR and Company will give loan to Lanka interest free

    Chanaka Sunday, 22 November 2015 02:37 PM

    Before move into the long term mega project.he should think about short term necessary requirement .such as extend the marine drive Colombo plan road up to moratuwa. Then traffic can reduce .

    ananda munasinghe Saturday, 21 November 2015 07:30 PM

    such a huge mega project to convert whole western province to a mega city would take at least twenty five years! who will fund it ? so we have to be profitable enough to fund it step by step.otherwise it will only show some body have Alice in wonder land syndrome.

    Sapu Friday, 20 November 2015 02:28 PM

    PM and President living CMB costs more and more traffic as well

    Sapu Friday, 20 November 2015 02:28 PM

    development is not white elephants

    Prem Nath Friday, 20 November 2015 02:58 PM

    Funded by the Americans?

    ANTON Friday, 20 November 2015 10:07 AM


    Goliwog Friday, 20 November 2015 10:14 AM

    Well done sir, I did not waste my vote at the last presidential and general elections.

    garawi Friday, 20 November 2015 04:12 PM

    Planned development is better than haphazard piecemeal developments of the yesteryear! Hopefully the technocrats have studied the environmental and economic implications side by side!

    Sampath Friday, 20 November 2015 10:17 AM

    So does this mean that we can expect at least 2 more mansions coming up in Sri Jayawardenapura area from the tax payers money ??

    simon Friday, 20 November 2015 04:28 PM

    why he is saying this anyway ??

    ajith ranasinghe- paris Friday, 20 November 2015 04:49 PM

    it must be . the greater colombo town plan has to applied.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 20 November 2015 10:31 AM

    First of all before going on with these new projects, try to bring down the cost of living and feed the people.

    Athula Friday, 20 November 2015 10:32 AM

    Here we go on a new round of palace building. It is always the first thought in our politicians minds.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 20 November 2015 10:33 AM

    MR developed SriLanka and earned in Billions for his family, now the same-thing the new Govt. wanted to do?

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 20 November 2015 10:34 AM

    This is not necessary Sir. Please look into the plight of the poor people of SriLanka, this is important.

    J Palitha Friday, 20 November 2015 10:36 AM

    MR did the dealings with China and filled his pockets. Will this Govt. keep secret dealings with US

    Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 20 November 2015 10:37 AM

    This will be done with the Loans or you will get some Aid? How about settling the loans what MR got from China?

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