The new Manning Market at Peliyagoda will be declared open by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa tomorrow.
The new Manning Market will feature 1,192 shops, a large parking lot, restrooms for staff, medical facilities, banks, restaurants, a cool room, and hotels.
The Market which was housed for many years at Pettah is being shifted to the new location which gives easy access to highways to all parts of the country, making it easy to transport these goods to and from Colombo.
The Peliyagoda interchange connects with the Airport Expressway, Port Expressway, Southern Expressway, Central Expressway, Northern Expressway, and other highways, making it easy to transport goods throughout the country.
Therefore, this will have some effect on reducing traffic congestion in Colombo city and other roads, officials of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing said.