Diyatha Uyana enhanced facilities under second stage
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa participates
at the opening ceremony of enhanced facilities constructed
under the second phase of the Diyatha Uyana in Battaramulla.
Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa
was also present.
The enhanced facilities constructed under the second phase of the
Diyatha Uyana Walking Path and shops in Battaramulla were opened for the
public on Saturday by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa in
the presence of Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabaya
Shops selling vegetables at Diyatha Uyana
The new facilities include shops, open area with restaurants and
The Diyatha Uyana Park built along the banks of the Diyawanna Oya was
opened on September 15, 2012. Since its inception, it has attracted
people from all walks of life from all over the country.
A boat service is also available for rides in the Diyawanna Lake. A
floating restaurant was also opened recently. Stalls selling ornamental
plants, foliage and flowering plants have brisk sales. Walking pathways
are popular among the health conscious.
The Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation, operating
under the Defence and Urban Development Ministry, Sri Lanka Army, Sri
Lanka Navy and the Civil Security Department constructed the Diyatha
Uyana under the guidance and supervision of Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Senior Minister A H M Fowzie, Secretary to the President Lalith
Weeratunga, Tri Services Commanders and Police Chief, senior ministry
officials and the public also participated.