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Hilton to convert Bogambara Prison into five star hotel

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The Bogambara prison will be converted to an international five star hotel company and a local investor has been found for this said State Minister for Investment promotion Dilum Amunugama.

Speaking to Daily News Business he said that a hotel would be in business in the historic Bogambara prison. This would be built by Melva Group who already built and opened Yala Hilton recently. A new Hilton is also being built in Negombo and is set to open next year. The Minister said that the historic value of the Bogambara prison would be maintained.

The three-storied Bogambara Prison in Kandy was the second largest prison in the country and was built by British rulers and is the longest building in Asia built on a single foundation. After operating for 138 years, the prison was closed in 2014.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe earlier said that there is a global demand for iconic properties of this nature and investors have identified Bogambara Prison as one of them. The Urban Development Authority has received the green light from the Department of Archaeology to restructure the complex.

Minister Amunugama said that they are also looking at an investor for the Kandy Post Office and here too the historical value of the iconic land market would be maintained.

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