|Location||Jaffna, Sri Lanka|
|Address||420 Hospital Street|
|Developer||Cargills Ceylon PLC|
|Management||Cargills Ceylon PLC|
|Owner||Cargills Ceylon PLC|
|Total retail floor area||74,000 sq ft (6,900 m2)|
|No. of floors||4|
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