Jan 14, 2016 (LBO) – The Cabinet has decided to relocate the Manning Market from Colombo port to Peliyagoda area and utilize the premises for public transportation facilities.
Colombo, Fort areas have been recognized as a combined development zone under the Colombo City Development Plan (2008-2020) prepared by the Urban Development Authority.
Accordingly, it is proposed to relocate the Market in a land of 25 acres owned by the Urban Development Authority in Peliyagoda at an estimated cost of 4 billion rupees.
The Vegetable and Fruit Stock Trade Centre is also to be relocated in Peliyagoda area.
The old St. John Fish Market has also been re-established in Peliyagoda.