Colombo’s Port City calls for name change, offers Rs.100,000 to winner
Posted on March 26th, 2018

Presently known as ‘Port City Colombo’, the Megapolis Development Ministry, together with the Urban Development Authority and CHEC have called on all those with a creative mind to come up with a suitable and attractive name for the project. In return, the winner, will be awarded Rs.100,000 along with having their names entered in the history books.

This futuristic city will open several new opportunities for all Sri Lankans, so it is only fair that all of you get to name it. And when this city re-writes history books as South Asia’s modern wonder, imagine how rewarding it will be for you,” the advertisement read.

Colombo’s Port City calls for name change, offers Rs.100,000 to winner

The advertisement further suggests to name this city, with a maximum of three words, the name can be in English or Sinhala or a combination and participants must provide a brief explanation for the suggested name.

Further the advertisement says a three member committee will be evaluating entries and the winner will be selected on April 30.

The winner will be awarded Rs.100,000 (US 640 dollars) and a lifetime to get into the history books of South Asia,” the advertisement read.

Applicants can suggest as many names as they wish and send their entries under registered post to the ‘Secretary, the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, 17th and 18th floors, Suhurupaya, Sri Subuthi Road, Battaramulla, 10120, or email

‘Name for Port City Colombo’ must be written on the top left hand corner of the envelope. Deadline for entry submissions is April 2.

Port City Colombo is a brand new city development built as an extension of the Central Business District of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, Colombo. Spanning 269 hectares of reclaimed land from the sea, Port City Colombo will be South Asia’s premiere residential, retail and business destination, offering unmatched planned city living along the Indian Ocean. The development will comprise of 5 different precincts including the Financial District, Central Park Living, Island Living, The Marina and the International Island.

When completed, Port City Colombo will have over 5.6 million square meters of built space. Its lifestyle and business offerings will include world-class facilities and spaces in Healthcare, Education, Entertainment, Hotels and Restaurants, Retail and Office with an Integrated Resort and a Marina.

So far 72 percent of land has bee reclaimed while the government said total land reclamation will be completed by late 2018.

2 Responses to “Colombo’s Port City calls for name change, offers Rs.100,000 to winner”

  1. charithsls Says:

    A very important issue , the authorities & the public should find an easy to pronounce lovely Sinhala name definitely.

  2. Nanda Says:

    Sinhala name ?????

    It was started by MAhinda and RAnil said he will scrap it but continued.
    MARA City is suitable ( will be MARAI if completed as shown in the picture by year 2050)

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