Marga Institute - Centre for Development Studies



The Marga Auditorium and Lecture Room are available on hire for seminars, workshops, training sessions and other related programmes. We are one of the few air conditioned Auditoriums in the country that provide simultaneous translation facilities (For three languages- English, Sinhala and Tamil) with individual microphones and headphones for 35 persons. Arrangements could be made for proceedings to be recorded and video filmed. Refreshments and meals could also be arranged on request.

Our charges are as follows:

Hire Charges for the Auditorium is Rs.12,000/- per day from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. With multi media – Rs. 15,000/= Minimum booking: half day at Rs.8,000/- Extra hours at Rs.1,000/- per hour. Additionally Rs.1500- will be charged as OT for a full day on week ends and Rs.750/- for half day. Rs.150/- per hour as OT after 5.00 p.m. on week days.

Hire charge for Lecture room is Rs.8,000/- per day from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 pm. With multi media – Rs. 11,000/=  Minimum booking: half day at Rs.5,000/-. Extra hours at Rs.750/- per hour. Additionally Rs.1500/- will be charged as OT for a full day on week ends and Rs.750/- for half day. Rs.150/- per hour as OT after 5.00. p.m. on week days.

Marga premises could be also hired for workshops. Office Aid will be made available for support and assistance.  Food and refreshments will be arranged at extra cost and will depend on menu.

Hire charges for entire location – Auditorium, Classroom (Lecture room), Reading Room etc., with secretarial facilities (Internet facilities and photo copying)- Rs. 20,000/= per day 

Per page photocopy charges will apply

Multi Media Projector- Rs.5,000/- full day. Rs.2,500/- half day.

Food and refreshments – can be arranged and cost will depend on menu selected.

The Organization /Institution hiring the auditorium, Lecture Room, and other office areas is responsible for the careful use of the building, furniture, equipment etc. and the payment of any damage caused during use.

Serving / consuming of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited within the premises.

Any material brought into the auditorium and its premises should be removed withing 24 hours of the termination of the reservation. Thereafter the items will remain in the premises at the client’s risk. A storage charge of Rs. 100/= per day will be levied.

The hiring of the auditorium and facilities is at the sole discretion of the Marga Institute. The auditorium will not be hired for private functions/ social or for political purposes.

Applications for use of the auditorium could be obtained on request from the institute during working hours.(8.30 am – 4.30 pm on week days)

For inquiries call -0112888790