New Peliyagoda trade centre declared open
2020-11-20 at 17:59
The new Peliyagoda Maning Market trade centre was declared open by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning.
Speaking at the occasion the Premier said it is commendable that important decisions reached during his term in office as the President, have become a reality at present.
Prime Minister Rajapaksa claimed the public would have faced various difficulties if development projects were not initiated at the appropriate time.
The Prime Minister noted the government will work to create a comfortable environment for the public, in order to lead a comfortable life.
Prime Minister Rajapaksa said the new centre in Peliyagoda, comprising 1,192 stalls, consists of various facilities including a parking lot for 600 vehicles, restrooms, medical services, service providers, banks, restaurants and stores.
The Premier noted the government incurred a cost of Rs.6.5 billion for the construction of the new complex.
The Prime Minister stated the government intends to move shops selling wholesale dry rations and building material in Pettah to the Peliyagoda building in future, in addition to those selling wholesale fish and vegetables.
Premier Rajapaksa said as expressways leading to all parts of the country connect to the Peliyagoda interchange, farmers and industrialists will benefit as they will be able to bring their produce to Colombo with ease.
State Minister Nalaka Godahewa speaking at the occasion said Peliyagoda was selected as the new location for the Colombo Maning Market as the government sought to reduce congestion within the Colombo city.
He added several expressways adjoin the area and therefore the present administration sought to develop Peliyagoda as a trade centre.
The State Minister said under the ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ programme 10 proposals including national security and infrastructure development have been included.
State Minister Godahewa noted therefore the present administration will follow through with promises.