Sri Lanka’s biggest cricket stadium to be constructed in Homagama

Sri Lanka’s biggest cricket stadium is to be constructed in Homagama, the Government announced today.

Cabinet co-spokesman and Minister Bandula Gunawardena, Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development Priyath Bandu Wickrama and Sri Lanka Cricket Board officials inspected the land today (Sunday) where the stadium will be constructed.

Gunawardena said that construction of the stadium, which had been suspended, will now resume.

He said that 126 acres of land has been allocated for the project at diyagama in Homagama.

The project had been initiated when Mahinda Rajapaksa was President but was later suspended.

Gunawardena said that the international cricket stadium will initially have a seating capacity of 40,000 and will be able to host day and night matches.

Under the second stage, the stadium will have an additional 20,000 seating capacity, taking the total seating capacity to 60,000. (Colombo Gazette)

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3 COMMENTS

  1. State of the country now, this is all we need. People jobless, Cannot pay their loans, rent, bills etc. Are we back to the sleep walking era again ?

  2. Aney Lal, what for the thinking man? We gotta have the same number of Airports, Harbours and Cricket stadiums No ? We is flourishing economy No ? Also Sri Lanka cricket board has plenty money YES. Get with the program man. How we is making commish otherwise ?

  3. This will be another white elephant like the Hambantota Cricket Stadium, without a highway leading to it. Such white elephants only increase our debt burden in this post Covid19 era.

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