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    Sri Lanka's First 'Colombo Gold Centre' opened Featured

    September 06, 2014

    The ceremonial opening of the counry's first ‘Colombo Gold Centre’ took place on 5th September with the participation of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa in the presence of Secretary Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

    The Gold Centre project was established at a cost of Rs.237 million at the former St.John’s Fish market in Pettah in close proximity to the popular Sea Street jewellery market.

     

    The 'Colombo Gold Centre' is a concept of Secretary Defence and Urban Development.

     

    The modern complex now houses 83 jewellery stalls, restaurant and public convenience space. Customers have been facilitated to get their purchases checked for quality from the Gem and Jewellery Authority stall. Gold center also facilitates space for bank branches for the convenience of the customers. The internal arrangements of the complex comprises with state-of-art facilities provided with a unique security system to make it a secure place and with a spacious car park.

     

    After declare opening the market the guests visited the Colombo Gold Center complex and unveiled a commemorative plaque erected there to mark the occasion.

     

    Certificates of appreciation were also presented to the officials and other personnel who contributed  towards the successful completion of the project by the chief guest. A dance performance and a fashion show enthralled those present.

     

    Ministers, parliamentarians, Mayor of Colombo, service commanders, provincial councilors, UDA Chairman, senior state officials, tri forces officers and distinguished invitees were also present at the occasion.(KH)

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