President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the stadium of Kandy Municipal Council today (Nov. 03).
The stadium was built at a cost of Rs. 220mn in a land extent of 80 perches which had been using as a Cattle slaughter house for 145 years.
This includes facilities for badminton, table tennis, netball, volleyball etc and seating facilities for 2000 audience as well as facilities for seminars and ceremonies. Gymnasium and hostel facilities for athletes also are included in this stadium.
The President who opened the stadium by unveiling the plaque joined the audience to watch the games.
Minister Lakshman Kiriella, Governor of Central Province Niluka Ekanayake, chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake, MP of Kandy District Mayantha Dissanayake, Provincial Ministers Ediriweera Weerawardena, Thilina Bandara Thennakoon, former Mayor Mahen Rathwaththe, former Deputy Mayor Asanka Dodanwala and the Municipal Commissioner Chandana Thennakoon were among those participated in this occasion.