The first phase of Colombo new District Secretariat complex was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning. The construction of this six-storey building complex, located on Colombo – Elvitigala Mawatha, was estimated at Rs. 1.6 billion.
The previous Colombo District Secretariat was destroyed when it caught fire on the night of 26th of November 2012. Consequently, the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs took measures to build the new District Secretariat.