The Sri Lanka Army is planning to build a five star hotel in Colombo and is currently looking for a suitable land to implement the project, Military spokesman Brigadier Nihal Hapuarachchi said.
Recently Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya emphasised the need to have a separate company within the management of the Army in carrying out development and construction projects effectively at low cost by following the tender procedure of the government.
However Brigadier Hapuarachchi said that the idea is currently being discussed. But it would mostly come out as a separate directorate within the Army.
The Army has also able to save more than Rs.300 million to the government by carrying out such projects ranging from constructing houses to road construction projects. (By Supun Dias)
Sashi Sunday, 6 November 2011 11:12
Nice to know the Army had saved money. How about giving that to the less privilaged people or to the families who have lost lives in the War???
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Akash Wijethilaka Sunday, 6 November 2011 15:04
In that case, why not to the families of army war heroes, who scarified their lives for the motherland. They are more deserving I feel.
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dillon Sunday, 6 November 2011 12:32
Army to build a five star hotel? It's time for SF to come up with one of his statements about misusing the army !!
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RanjithT Sunday, 6 November 2011 13:12
This is exactly what happened in Iraq and Libya and Tunesia etc. Ending up as a dictatorship.
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nilame Sunday, 6 November 2011 13:15
Hope the guests will be treated better than the guests at the other armed forces accommodations!
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Thomas Sunday, 6 November 2011 14:05
This is out of their trade and lead to miss use.
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IVJ Sunday, 6 November 2011 15:22
Another Burma, N Korea in the making......................time will tell.
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wasaba Sunday, 6 November 2011 15:50
The poor people of Sri-Lanka will get a chance to sleep in a five Star Hotel for a affordeble price. Eg. RS 1200 for a room with FB. If so verey good idea. Compliment.
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suraj Sunday, 6 November 2011 16:43
main concern is country is getting militarized. e.g army is getting control over crickets stadiums
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pathum Sunday, 6 November 2011 17:57
happy to hear... the army has understood what country needs at this moment.
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Sashi Monday, 7 November 2011 06:23
Do you really think the country needs a Hotel than anything else at the moment.
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AJ Sunday, 6 November 2011 22:46
If the army has far too much personnel, why doesn't it downsize the people and make a more hi-tec army instead...
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