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26 January 2018 11:20 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Water's Edge today signed an agreement with Melchers Project Management (Pvt) Ltd to construct a giant ‘Ferris Wheel’ named ‘Colombo Eye’ similar to the ‘London Eye’ in the South Bank of the River Thames in London at the ‘Fantasy Land’ that is to be built in Battaramulla.

The project which is to be launched with a Rs.600 million investment would be the first phase of the ‘Fantasy Land’ construction.

The project to be launched based in Diyawannawa is to be supported by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and the Sport Ministry.

Participating at the ceremony to mark the signing of the agreement, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka said the lake side next to the Water's Edge would be developed and transformed into an entertainment city.

The Minister said that ‘Fantasy Land’ was planned to be built with the latest technology in order to compete with tourist attractions such as those in Singapore and Dubai.

He said during the next three years, the UDA was to make a huge investment in the fields of transport and construction in Battaramulla.

Accordingly the construction of three office complexes and a main multi transport centre is to commence this year.

The Minister said that according to the newest development plan public would receive international level entertainment within Sri Lanka. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 16

  • Kumar Saturday, 27 January 2018 01:07 AM

    Copying an idea from London and even giving it a similar name, and probably also to be built by the British Engineers is a confirmation that Sri Lanka would remain a First world worshipping third world country forever.

    Lanka puthra Saturday, 27 January 2018 03:47 PM

    So what would you do ?. Get free education, free health, government non productive jobs and union membership all with borrowed chinese money?

    S B Lokuge Saturday, 27 January 2018 02:32 AM

    Is the minister already in fantasy land in his dreams. All talk before the elections and no action after.

    Ram Saturday, 27 January 2018 03:10 AM

    600M for the project. So 10% is 60M Ha ha haaaa

    sara Saturday, 27 January 2018 03:59 AM

    They will maintain in the beginning , later no safety , i will not climb...

    Missaka Saturday, 27 January 2018 07:09 AM

    Yes this is the only thing left to do as a development now in Sri Lanka.

    Tax Payer Saturday, 27 January 2018 07:20 AM

    Hope that this will not add to the traffic chaos in the area.

    Piranha Saturday, 27 January 2018 08:10 AM

    Wonder how much of the Rs.600 million would go in to the Ministers pocket

    Buddhi Perera Saturday, 27 January 2018 09:15 AM

    Are these our PRIORITIES?

    lakstan Saturday, 27 January 2018 09:24 AM

    Is it a must now? Please focus to develop the cultivation and economy of the country.People are starving unable to manage cost of living.How much you will get as commission?

    Haiyo Saturday, 03 February 2018 05:03 PM

    Please do tell me how the megapolis ministry is related to cultivation?As for economy, most sri lankans have no idea what an economy is, other than more and more handouts. You, for instance, can't seem to see how many jobs this will add. No, all you can do is keep crying about 'cultivation' as if we were living in the 1930s.

    Doug Saturday, 27 January 2018 03:18 PM

    Willi this be like your fantasy bus lane project

    sanju Saturday, 27 January 2018 03:46 PM

    OH NO !!! More madness and more money into the pockets of rogues.

    Mohamed Niyas Saturday, 27 January 2018 04:58 PM

    Government should hurry up building this. Then people can easily see the traffic jam along the parliament road from Borella to Diyatha ! This is the only thing that we didn't have!

    Poker77 Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:08 PM

    What Bl....y...ferris wheel....when villages have no proper hospitals and schools for the future of our country....this is just sad....

    Killa Friday, 02 February 2018 12:31 PM

    The project is a PPP. The government doesn;t spend a cent

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