Sri Lanka launches floating restaurant at Wetland Park

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Nov 11, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka launched a new floating restaurant at the Wetland Park in Nawala, Colombo yesterday, a media report said. The Urban Wetland Park popularly known as ‘Weli Park’ 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 rupees.

The craft named ‘Garton’s Ark’ holds a spacious fully air conditioned restaurant and an open deck which offers a complete package of a trip around the lake with food and drinks served at an affordable price, the report said.

Garton’s Ark’ is also equipped with special safety and security features for the benefit of its patrons.