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'Eight Club' opened by the Prime Minister

The renovated 'Eight Club' (07 Club) at Nidahas Mawatha, Colombo 80 was inaugurated by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on the night of the 21st.

The Prime Minister illuminated the premises and unveiled the plaque symbolizing the official opening of the Eighty Club.

The Prime Minister then signed the Special Guest Book.

Mr. Udaya Nanayakkara, Chairman, Urban Development Authority presented the AIT Club Information Leaflet to the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister presented a memento to Navy Commodore SH Balasuriya for the renovation work.

Renovation of the Eighty Club began in November 2020 after it was taken over by the Urban Development Authority. Accordingly, the Sri Lanka Navy was in charge of the renovation and construction work.

The club is now known as the 'Eighty Club' due to the opening of the first meeting by several members of Room 80 at the Queen's Hotel, Kandy. Later it was established on Independence Mawatha, Colombo 80.

Due to the 1971 uprising, the then government handed over the land to the Sri Lanka Army. In 1978, the Eighty Club was re-licensed under the government.

Until its acquisition by the Urban Development Authority in November 2020, its maintenance was carried out under the Land Reforms Commission.

This project was implemented on the instructions of the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Urban Development and Housing. Accordingly, the Eighty Club has received a beautiful finish today.

The government plans to further enhance the facilities and provide a hospitable Waters Edge star class hotel experience through the Eighty Club.

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