January 14, 2016 02:42 pm
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to relocate the Manning Market from Colombo Fort to a land of 25 acres owned by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) in the Peliyagoda area.
The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday (Jan 13) as the Colombo, Fort areas have been recognized as a combined development zone under the Colombo City Development Plan (2008-2020) prepared by the UDA.
Hence, the old St. John Fish Market has been re-established in Peliyagoda area and the Vegetable and Fruit Stock Trade Centre is also to be relocated in Peliyagoda area and the present Manning Market premises is to be used for provision of public transportation facilities.
“Accordingly, the proposal made by Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, to relocate the said Manning Market in a land of 25 acres owned by the Urban Development Authority in Peliyagoda area at an estimated cost of Rs. 4 billion, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.”