Foreign Ministry to move out from historic Fort building

The Foreign Ministry is to move out from the historic Republic Building in Fort.

Cabinet has approved a proposal to allocate a plot of land at Vidya Mawatha to construct a new building for the Foreign Ministry.

The Government said that several divisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs operate at different venues due to a lack of space at the Republic Building.

This has led to various administrative shortcomings, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

As a result, it has been decided to construct a building to cater to the contemporary requirements of the Ministry.

The Cabinet approved a proposal by Foreign Minister, Professor G.L Peiris to allocate a plot of land at the property utilized by the Industrial Technological Institute at Vidya Mawatha, which belongs to the Urban Development Authority, to construct the new building. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Whether Chinese or Indians, Europeans or North Americans British or Scandinavisns, opportunity for new development has to be made available to foreign and local investors to take the challenge of “Nation Building”. Sri Lanka cannot stiil remain a “Thambapaani”. We have to move forward according to the new trends but with sfeguarding our heritage and history. HE. Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s vision has to be supported by the “Nation” including the opposition and those who voted him to power. Changes are needed to the landscape in Colombo while maintaining our heritage and cultural values.
    Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart, Convener “The Muslim Voice”, Member “Viyathmaga”.

    • “Opportunities for development” ! Is that the intellectual slant you low life scumbags want to give to the wholesale rape and plunder of our nation ? Pick any project and tell us the tangible benefits reaped by the people of this nation. I wait with baited-breath for your reply. Perhaps, you could be more productive working with your fellow practitioners of the “religion of peace” and try to prevent the next inevitable act of barbarism.

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