Mega Cities Outside Colombo

The National Physical Planning Department
quote s first comprehensive development framework suggests that a massive new metropolis can be built, encompassing Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Trincomalee.rn

rnThe first draft of the policy proposal will be shortly forwarded to a high-powered inter-ministerial committee for review. rn

rnThe plan is the result of a law passed unanimously in parliament two years ago to formalize a long-term development plan for the country.rn

rnldblquote While agriculture which is very predominant there and irrigation which is very is strong there could be strengthened, we want to introduce the urbanization and industries in a sustainable way,
dblquote says the Director General of the National Physical Planning Department Lakshman Jayasekera.rn

rnThe North Central Metropolis area will assume a greater importance if the country
quote s second international airport is sited around Anuradhapura.rn

rnMega centers are also planned around Hambantota and Jaffna.rn