|‘Lankan Eiffel Tower’ on way
The Cabinet has approved a proposal forwarded by
President Mahinda Rajapaksa to build a 350-metre
tall TV tower which would be similar to that of the
Eiffel Tower in Paris and make the surrounding
ground an amusement park.
Government sources said the Cabinet paper was
forwarded last week and the ideal land is yet to be
“Initial assessments and feasibility tests will be
done eventually,” sources said.
“However, it is to be established in a land in the
Western Province. Subsequently, all television
stations will have to use this tower and the
government will later decide whether to remove other
existing TV towers,” said the sources.