[ Thursday, 16 July 2009, 03:15.16 AM GMT +05:30 ]
The government has decided to set up Sri Lanka's largest economic centre in Omanthai.
The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Bandula Gunawardena said that the centre would act as a hub to exchange agricultural produce and other goods between the north and the south. “The Centre will be set up on a 20-acre land and will be planned out by the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau,” the Minister said.
It would be complete with storage, packing and refrigeration facilities, he said. Once the railway lines are constructed, transport costs could be further reduced, Minister Gunawardena observed.