June, 16, 2020
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that the ‘Nelum Kuluna’ (Lotus Tower) Project should be bestowed with the country after modernizing it to the highest possible standard, as a productive investment.
The President has instructed the officials to immediately commence the process of apprising the local and foreign entrepreneurs regarding investment opportunities in line with the project.
These instructions were given at a meeting held with the officials of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) and the Lotus Tower Project, at the Presidential Secretariat, Monday(15).
President Rajapaksa also said that local and foreign investors should be given the opportunity to open restaurants, shops and recreational facilities in the Lotus Tower premises in parallel to the project, while making room for traditional creations as well. The interior decorations of the premises can be designed and executed with the approval of the investors connected to each project.
President Rajapaksa stressed the need for providing opportunity for our general public to view and enjoy the lotus tower in a similar manner as foreign tourists do. The issues that existed during the implementation of the Lotus Tower project were also discussed in detail. The project is scheduled to be vested with the public by early next year, after resolving all prevailing issues.
Secretary to the President, P.B. Jayasundera, the Principal Advisor to the President, Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary Defence Major Gen (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, Mr. Oshada Senanayake, Director General of the TRCSL, Retired Major General Prasad Samarasinghe , Chief Project Coordinator of the Lotus Tower Project and officials participated in this meeting.