Secretary Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday laid the foundation stone for a new multi storeyed car park at the Central Bank premises. The secretary also unveiled a commemorative plaque.
The Secretary was received by the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Ajith Nivard Cabraal up on his arrival at the venue. The new multi storeyed car park is a long felt need of both the employees and the customers of the Central Bank. Once completed, the storied storied car park would accommodate 100 vehicles. The project will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will cost Rs. 131 million and is expected to be completed within one year.
Speaking at the event Secretary Defence said that the Government is committed in its drive to develop the nation and this new facility at the Central bank will greatly reduce the inconvenience that is being experienced now. He also emphasised that with the development of the roads network, enabling the free flow of vehicular traffic the working public spend less time on the roads and could arrive at their workplaces on time as a result the efficiency of the workplace would greatly increase.
Venerable members of the Maha Sangha, Secretary to the Ministry of Transport Dhammika Perera, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake, distinguish invitees and employees of the central bank were also present at the ceremony.