Sri Lankan government to build a theme park of international standards in administration capitol
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Megapolis and Western Province Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka says that the Water’s Edge, which is under the purview of the Urban Development Authority (UDA), together with Melchers Project Management Pte Ltd will build a theme park overlooking the waters of the Diyawannna Lake in Battaramulla.
“This will be a Rs. 600 million investment. The 40-meter high Ferris Wheel will be one of the main attractions in the park with a viewing tower that will provide a bird’s eye view of the Sri Lankan coastline and central hills,” Ranawaka has said.
“The UDA is also planning on investing in a new three story office complex and also by the end of the year we will commence work on the light rail that will run from Kaduwela to Colombo,” the Minister has further noted.
According to reports, the theme park will feature attractions themed on three main elements of air, water and land.
The park is to also feature a “Snow Chalet” that would be built with German technology while another attraction will be a water park with slides, waterfalls, water climbs and surprise fountains.
“This will be an attraction not only for locals but tourists as well,” the Minister has added.
The proposed theme park, which is expected to cost around Rs. 600 million is an investment opportunity that would bring about good returns since it would also become a tourist attraction once completed. Also, investors could also look at supplementary projects for investments that would open up along with the setting up of the theme park.
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