The former Marketing Department Building on Chatham Street, Colombo Fort was renovated and rejuvenated as Dutch Hospital Square and was ceremonially opened by Chief Guest, Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development. Dutch Hospital Square will be ‘the place to be’, where everyone would want to come and experience what is on offer. Streets Alive at Dutch Hospital Square, was a fitting theme for the opening of this remarkable building, where Chatham Street and Hospital Street came alive with various street performers, music videos and colourful lights. The building has been renovated under the initiative of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. The engineering guidance and the entire renovation work was done by the Sri Lanka Navy, while architectural guidance and financing was by the Urban Development Authority.