Megapolis Plan to be institutionalized
The proposed Western Region Megapolis Plan will be institutionalized
through an Act of Parliament to ensure it remains intact as a stable
‘national policy’, Head of Investment, Megapolis Project, Nayana
Mawilmada told a group of Ceylon Chamber officials last week.
Head of Investments, Western Region Megapolis Planning
Project, Nayana Mawilmada speaks at the Ceylon Chamber of
Responding to a question by Chairperson, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,
Samantha Ranatunga, who chaired the meeting, Mawilmada said, “There is
broad-based support for the project.
The plan will go through Parliament and will be made law together
with the setting up of a new institution for its implementation to
ensure that a stable policy environment is established.
If somebody wants to change the plan and periodic revisions and
updates will certainly be required, it will have to be done through a
On mobilising land resources for the project, Mawilmada said, “Some
land acquisition will certainly be needed, but where possible we will
seek to partner with private sector landowners so that the benefits of
planned development can be shared.
We are also looking to consolidate management of State land resources
so that State assets can be utilized and committed for development
projects more efficiently and also put forward for investments more
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce main committee, which consist of top
business leaders as members, meets once a month and invites a guest
speaker to address the committee members on various important economic
The Vice Chairperson, Rajendra Theagarajah, and Dhara Wijayatilake,
CEO of the Ceylon Chamber, were also present.