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Arjuna's winning team paid tribute by 96-floor cricket bat tower in Sri Lanka

Jul 29, 2015 15:20 PM GMT+0530 | 6 Comment(s)

TALLEST BUILDING:  A rendering of the 96-floor tower styled after a cricket bat

ECONOMYNEXT - India's Shreepati Edifice (Pvt) Ltd, will build a 96-floor tower in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, styled after a cricket bat, which will be the tallest building in the country, the state investment promotion office said.

The tubular structured tower, is a tribute to Sri Lanka's World Cup winning cricket team of 1996, the Board of Investments of Sri Lanka which signed an investment agreement said Wednesday. The BOI gives tax breaks to large investment projects.

It will be built on a 2-acre land in the Colombo suburb of Rajagiriya, which had been leased to Wills Realtors (Pvt) Ltd, by the Urban Development Authority.

Sri Lanka's World Cup winning captain and current ports minister Arjuna Ranatunga is Chairman of Wills Realtors, according to the company website.

The building will be 363 metres high will have 376 residential units, with 92 penthouse apartments.

The tower will take four years to complete.


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  1. Investor August 02, 03:17 AM

    What happened to the Diamond Tower marketed then as Sri Lanka's tallest building, by India's Larsen and Toubro, that was supposed to be finished in 2011 httparchives.dailynews.lk20080208bus03.asp

  2. masti-masti July 31, 09:07 AM

    are they gonna sell these apts to indians better to fence the waterway and forest areas LOL

  3. Nimal July 31, 10:36 AM

    Again an Indian project. Until the last brick has been laid and building completed, it is just fantasy only. Where is Krrish today

  4. asoka seneviratne July 30, 04:33 AM

    This is very appropriate . The highest achivement for Lanka ever has been the World Cup Victory in 1996 and our Nation and the region is cricket crazy. Plus it will be very intersting looking structure..

  5. Lasantha July 29, 11:15 AM

    I understand that this is marketing idea. Many cricket lovers and also foreign cricketers are expected to buy apartments here.

  6. kumaraya July 29, 11:09 AM

    This is ridiculous I played cricket and is a great admirer and supporter of Sri Lanka's cricket. And AR is a great man as were his team mates. But to build a structure like this......

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