Colombo, Dec 31 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lankan government has approved a proposal to construct 15 urban parks including recreational centers in selected cities and towns across the island as part of a mega beautification programme, the local Sunday Times reported.
The proposal is also aimed at attracting a lager number of tourists in to the island country in 2018.
The project is being carried out by the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry. The parks will be constructed in cities such as Kandy and Nuwera Eliya, in the Central Hills, Galle, Matara and Kalutara in the southern coast, Anuradhapura in the North Central Province and Kurunegala in the North Western Province.
Chairman of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) Jagath Munasinghe said the government hoped to complete the projects during 2018.