It is reported that an agreement was signed on June 05 2016 to lease this privately owned building from Sino Lanka Properties (Pvt) Ltd. for the Regional Development Ministry.
According to the lease agreement, the lease period ends on May 31, 2021.
At the time the building was leased Sarath Fonseka had served as the Regional Development Minister but after the Cabinet reshuffle, he was given the Wildlife Ministry as well. Accordingly, both ministries were amalgamated.
Although an office exists for the staff of the Wildlife Ministry on the 9th floor of Sethsiripaya, now this staff group has also been shifted to the private building in Rajagiriya, it is said.