Tallest showpiece tower in Colombo

By Damith Wickremasekara

A 350-metre high telecommunications tower with a viewing platform, a rotating restaurant, a 24-room luxury hotel and other leisure facilities is to be built at D. R. Wijewardene Mawatha in Colombo, a top official said yesterday.

Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Palpita said a seven-acre plot of land where the Transport Ministry was now located would be utilized for this showpiece project which would be taller than even the Eiffel Tower, one of the world’s wonders.

The project estimated to cost US$ 104 million (Rs. 11.9 billion) would be completed in 30 months, he said. Mr. Palpita said this government-funded project was earlier planned to be built in Peliyagoda, but the location was shifted to Colombo to attract more tourists.

He said that at the bottom of the tower there would be a leisure park and a shopping mall among other entertainment facilities. The TRC would charge about US$ 50 from foreigners and Rs. 1,000 from Sri Lankans for entry to the tower.

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