India to construct a Rs.1.2 bn project in Jaffna

India to construct a Rs.1.2 bn project in Jaffna

India to construct a Rs.1.2 bn project in Jaffna

Written by News 1st

10 Jun, 2014 | 11:22 am

India is to construct a Cultural Centre in Jaffna.

According to the official website of the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka, a Memorandum of Understanding for implementation of the project was signed by the High Commissioner of India Mr. Y.K. Sinha and the Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Development, Dr. Nihal Jayathilaka. The MoU was signed in the presence of Honourable Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development.

The Cultural Centre is to be built in the next 36 months, on a plot of land adjacent to the Jaffna Public Library.

The centre will be facilitated with a floating stage, an auditorium with a capacity of upto 600 people, a multi media library with on-line research facilities, exhibition and gallery space and a museum.

According to the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka , the estimated cost of the project is SLR 1.2 billion.

The centre aims to provide suitable social infrastructure for the people of the Northern Province, especially those in Jaffna, to help them reconnect with their cultural roots and the rest of the country, and to rejuvenate and nurture the ancient cultural heritage of Jaffna.

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