Cabinet approves six-storey building for police accommodation

Published : 12:01 am  March 13, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (369) reads | 

By Sandun A. Jayasekara   

Cabinet approval has been granted for the construction of a six-storey building at Slave Island to provide police officers with accommodation, mess and parking facilities. 


The project will commence next year and is scheduled to be completed within two years. The building will be constructed on a 0.15-hectare land at Sir Chittampalam Gardiner Mawatha. 
The Cabinet paper presented by Southern Development Minister Sagala Rathnayake stated that police officers travelling to Colombo from distant areas did not have a permanent place for accommodation. 


“Engineering estimates prepared by the consulting agency with VAT, variabilities and consultancy chargers stand at a staggering Rs. 468,272,027. Adequate facilities are not available at the Bambalapitiya Police Inspectors Mess and as such police officers have to face a number of difficulties,” the paper read. 


It is proposed to allocate one storey for the mess, first and ground floors for parking and rest of the stories for accommodation.   

 

 

The Cabinet paper presented by Minister Sagala Rathnayake stated that police officers travelling to Colombo from distant areas did not have a permanent place for accommodation