Manning Market to be relocated in Peliyagoda | Sunday Observer
Present location to be used for development projects

Manning Market to be relocated in Peliyagoda

1 September, 2020

The two-acre land in the heart of Colombo where the Manning Market is located will be used effectively for development projects after it is relocated  in Peliyagoda, State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness Dr. Nalaka Godahewa said.

“Plans have already been drafted with regard to such projects,” he said after making an observation visit to the Manning Market in Pettah yesterday.

“The new Manning Market in Peliyagoda will be opened for business activities before November 17 this year, when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa completes his first year in office,” said Ministry Secretary Sirinimal Perera.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Minister of Urban Development and Housing has instructed the Urban Development Authority to implement the development plan in the Pettah Market Complex providing solutions for the prevailing daily traffic congestion in the City of Colombo.

Preliminary plans to relocate the Pettah Manning Market in Peliyagoda on a 15-acre land were drafted before 2015 under the guidance of then Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The constructions first began in 2016 according to the said plans.

After completing the construction, the new market will comprise 1,142 stalls, a large car park, cafeterias, medical centres for vendors and employees, banks and many other facilities.

The Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB) is providing engineering services for the construction of the new market complex.