Tuesday, June 19, 2007

New football pavillion at historic Sri Lanka ground

The new pavillion of Sri Lanka's historic Ceylonese Rugby and Football Club will be ceremoniously opened by the main sponsors of the building, the Football Federation of Sri Lanka President Hurley Silveira and the CEO of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation David Griffiths. The main architect behind this project has been Manilal Fernando, Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation as well as the Chairman of Holcim Lanka (Pvt) Ltd who was instrumental in securing 40% of the funding of the total project cost, whilst HSBC and other sponsors of the CR & FC were able to obtain the balance funds needed immediately.

The new building includes a viewing deck that will seat 500 people, six corporate boxes, two state-of-the-art dressing rooms, and outside bar lounge for members and their guests, a lounge bar for members only, and finally a fine dining restaurant to serve members and their guests, the Daily News recorded.

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