Sri Lanka unveiled South Asia’s tallest tower
Sri Lanka has recently unveiled South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo, which is constructed at a cost of over $100 million. However, 80% of cost was funded by China under the controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The 350-metre-tall 17-storey Lotus Tower is consists of a television tower, a hotel, a telecommunications museum, restaurants, auditorium, an observation deck, a shopping mall and a conference centre. The tower, which is spread over an area of 30,600 sq. metres, is expected to function as Sri Lanka’s ‘digital TV tower’. It is built with fiber optic cables and is fully equipped with necessary telecommunication equipment.