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Floating Restaurant at Wetland Park

Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa launched a new floating restaurant during a colouful event last evening (10th November) at the Wetland Park in Nawala.

The 'Garton's Ark' is the latest addition to the popular Wetland Park. The craft holds a spacious fully air conditioned restaurant and an open deck. It offers a complete package of a trip around the lake with food and drinks served at an affordable prize. The craft is manned by experienced personnel while the restaurant which offers a wide range of dishes is managed by popular chefs. The "Garton's Ark' is equipped with special safety and security features for the benefit of its patrons.

The Urban Wetland Park popularly known as 'Weli Park' is a brainchild of Mr. Rajapaksa. This project completed under the Colombo Development Programme was aimed at flood retention and control while providing a people friendly setting for the general public to relax and enjoy. The total land area of 5 acres in the suburbs of the city was developed in keeping with the clean, green and open city concept at a cost of approximately 81.6 million. Much emphasis was given to preserve the natural wetland environment which is home to a number of flora and fauna during the setting up of the park.

Additional Secretary (Defence) Mr. S Hettiarachchi, Chief of Defenece Staff, tri forces commanders, Military Liaison Officer of the Ministry, senior ministry and military officers and distinguished guests were present at the launching ceremony.