Model town for Matara
A new model town for the Matara District will be built in a 172 acre
plot of land in Kotawila, Weligama under a directive of Transport
Minister Dullas Allahapperuma. Allahapperuma visited the area in
Kotawila, Weligama which has already been earmarked by the Government of
implementing the proposed new model town plan with immediate effect.
The Minister said construction work will commence of building a
comprehensive model town for Matara using effective town planing methods
which are absent in Sri Lanka.
Accordingly, construction work of the new hospital complex has
already commenced in a plot of land of 73 acres. It is also proposed to
build a Prison and an Army Camp. A Court Complex, Nurses Training
School, Medicine store and Vehicle Park will also come up in the new
model town. He said the Cabinet has already approved to set up the
Sports Complex on a 15-acre-land. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has
allocated Rs. 83 million and the project is due to commence in the
second week of August. The Minister said construction work of the Court
Complex will be commenced within three months.