June 20, 2013 (LBO) – EoN Resorts (Pvt) Ltd, a Maldives-based resorts developer has applied to build a 170 million US dollar luxury hotel in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, the state information office said. It will also have a 150,000 square feet shopping mall and a 2000 square feet food court. The cabinet of ministers had approved a joint proposal by investment promotion minister Lakshman Abeywardena and fisheries minister Rajitha Senaratne to site the project on Colombo’s D R Wijewardene Mawatha.
The project will be on land belonging to Cey-Nor Foundation, an enterprise coming under the fisheries ministry and state land on which an excise office is located at the moment.
The project involves a 45-storey building with a 300 room hotel catering to leisure and business travellers and 100 luxury apartments.