Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Galle city expansion master plan
Online edition of Daily News - News
: "The boundaries of the new city in the master plan would extend from Gintota to Unawatuna. The 100 metre rule would be strictly adhered to. The Galle railway station and the main bus station would be at Richmond Hill. The Galle railway station which is an old Dutch museum would be maintained and preserved as the first railway museum in Sri Lanka and it would be unique because Sri Lanka possesses all the railway engine models from the first to the latest. On a 50 acre land at Mattegoda would be the Galle Sports Complex and adjoining it would be the first private airport that is being designed and done by the Minister for Aviation and Ports, Mangala Samaraweera. From the Gintota river will be a corridor of learning with an ocean science university, information technology park which will embrace the existing Engineering Faculty and the Medical Faculty at Karapitiya. The Dutch prison building will be used as the world's first jail hotel. The prison will be shifted to Boossa. "
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