The government has decided to lease the President’s House in Jaffna to the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT).
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by president’s chief of staff and presidential advisor on national security Sagala Ratnayake.
Construction of president’s House in Jaffna on a 29-acre plot of land began during the Rajapaksa regime of 2010-2015.
Its buildings cover a 12-acre area, which will first be leased to the SLIIT.
The remaining 17 acres taken over from the public will later be leased on the basis of ensuring an income to the people.
Presently under the care of the Navy, the facility is to be handed over to the SLIIT once the leasing agreement is signed.