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A passenger boat service between Wellawatte and Battaramulla which will be launched on 11 March as a public service was announced yesterday. This allows passengers to travel between the two locations in 30 minutes. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja



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  • Citizen Thursday, 05 March 2020 02:00 PM

    This was initiated on a proposal by Hon. Patali

    Irshad Thursday, 05 March 2020 03:07 PM

    But see how patali started a broken boat service at union place with a/c with no passengers. At least Got has a good reputation to getting things don't. Hope for the best

    Sameera A Thursday, 05 March 2020 03:14 PM

    Wrong Sri Lanka Navy has launched a canal boat service between Wellawatte and Nawala in 2010

    E.H.Pemaratne Thursday, 05 March 2020 02:52 PM

    Not a boat service connect Dematagoda to Ratmalana via Battaramulla by rail. A larger segment of traffic congestion can be avoided.This is a proposal that was in the Sri Jyawardana;pura Capital City Plan. Iyt would have been the most effective project if done. As it could harm the interests of the exploiters it has not even been a subject of discussion even among professionals.discussion.

    Sameera A Thursday, 05 March 2020 03:13 PM

    This was initiated on a proposal by Hon. Patali

    Chaminda Sanaraweera Thursday, 05 March 2020 03:14 PM

    Even before 2015 this project was there. Pilot project was done by SL Navy. Free rides were given in the pilot project. It was not popular among public due to the quality of water of the canals.

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