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)