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Sri Lanka to develop 200 acres into lakeshore commercial hub

Jun 13, 2018 11:20 AM GMT+0530 | 2 Comment(s)

LAKESHORE PARK:  A stretch of the linear park along Beira Lake in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo.

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka has built a linear park along the shore of a lake in the capital Colombo where more than 200 acres of land will be developed into a major commercial hub, a minister has said.

A 3 kilometre linear park along Beira Lake shore was built with 640 million rupees of funding from the World Bank. Another 2.5 kilometre stretch of linear park was now being built.

Megapolis Minister Patali Ranawaka said 200 acres of land along the lake belonging to state agencies like Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Sathosa and Transport Ministry will be developed into a commercial hub.

He said the lake was highly polluted and a program will be launched soon to clean it up.

About 350 families living in underserved shanties had been moved without using force to a high rise development in Dematagoda area, he said. (Colombo/June13/2018)



  1. Sash August 24, 10:45 AM

    I went there recently. Maintenance has been very poor and no people using it either. Blackmark on the Govt if they don't maintain this after spending so much

  2. Abdul Hameed June 13, 01:41 AM

    Jogging track is good. But kicking Colombo people out is not good. Only Foreigners can afford new building being built in Colombo. WHat about schools and hospitals. It needs more wards. Even private schools hospitals needs expansion.
    They are all full. Poor people of Colombo cannot admit children to schools in Colombo without big donation. That is corruption. Privatize all state schools and Hospitals. Government should pay for school fees of Sri Lankan Children and it should also pay for hospital charges in this country wtih National Insurance.

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