Lotus Tower earns Rs. 90 million in the first month after opening

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Since its opening to the public a month ago, the Lotus Tower, the tallest tower in South Asia, has managed to earn Rs. 90 million, the Chief Executive Officer of the Colombo Lotus Tower (Private) Company, Major General (Retd.) Prasad Samarasinghe said.

He also said that around 165,000 tourists from Sri Lanka and abroad have visited the Lotus Tower within the first month since its opening on September 15 to the general public.

Major General (Retd.) Prasad Samarasinghe said their income includes tickets sales and facilities provided to various companies within the tower.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,000 while the tickets for foreigners is priced at UD$ 20. For a 2000 rupees ticket visitors can enter the premises without queuing and can go up the tower a few times. For a 500 rupee ticket a visitor can go up the tower only once.

Currently only Rs.500-tickets are issued and the Lotus Tower is open for public viewing from 2.00 pm to 11.00 pm on weekdays and from 12.00 noon to 12.00 midnight on weekends. For children under 10 years old, tickets are Rs. 200.

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