Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on Saturday declared open the fully-refurbished mini pavilion of the old Racecourse in Colombo which has been turned into a fully equipped modern shopping and restaurant complex.
The Racecourse at Cinnamon Gardens which had been neglected for many decades, was developed by the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. Now it consists renovated pavilions and a modern shopping and restaurant complex. The Minister opened the complex in the presence of Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who initiated the programme. The Rs. 125 million development project will also include an international rugby stadium, gymnasium and a jogging track. Pix by Chaminda Hittatiya
This is a good show piece for the country, but dire necessity is an efficient public transport system. At present our public transport system is in a mess.
Hussain Sunday, 21 October 2012 03:44 PM
Its nice to see old buildings re-furbished and put to good use. It was a eye so all this time since horse racing was banned in Colombo. Old buildings have "character" and should not be pulled down, its a part of our history.
Tamilan Monday, 22 October 2012 08:44 AM
What about resettling those effected by the war
Asaranakolla Monday, 22 October 2012 08:54 AM
"hello" / "vindy" ahunna, have you ever noticed how many millions have spend for this, have you all watching TV reading news papers listening to radio how many pending things lying across the country, corruptions from projects, is this only still galle & duplication road have elephant mega holes... these all made for colombo people
Sudeeka Monday, 22 October 2012 09:04 AM
It is not government who let them into this situation but LTTE. You must appreciate what government had done so far. Though you worried like this, US govt has appreciated government's efforts. I m sure you are not living in Sri Lanka.
hello Sunday, 21 October 2012 08:31 AM
i wish gotabaya will be next president of sri lanka. well done dear sir,
vindy Sunday, 21 October 2012 09:28 AM
McDonald too cheap & Junky for this location
SRILANKAN Monday, 22 October 2012 10:12 AM
This is a useless thing... There are plenty of people staving in the country... What is the necessity of this kind of a thing at this moment? These things are good to be done, after we have stable... stupid government do not know how to prioritize things. All they think of how to earn some extra money by doing any stupid project...
Reza Sunday, 21 October 2012 11:05 AM
Well done Sir, We are with You All the way.
THARMA Sunday, 21 October 2012 01:11 PM
what is the motive behind this while many thousands IDS stil not settled in north?? many people comment here do not care ...
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