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New boat service from Battaramulla to Wellawatta

A solar powered boat service has been commenced from Battaramulla, Diyatha Uyana and Aggona, Heenati Kumbura to Wellawatta.

The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing mentioned that this service is a solution to the daily traffic congestion in Colombo. The boat service was implemented from the 23rd September.

The Land Reclamation and Development Corporation and Genso Power Technology Pvt Ltd have jointly started this passenger boat service, under instructions from Minister Prasanna Ranatunga.

Commenting on this new service, Minister of Urban Development and Housing Prasanna Ranatunga has mentioned that this passenger boat service is the first boat service in Sri Lanka to be operated by solar panels and therefore has zero emission.

These boats can reach Wellawatta from Battaramulla Diyatha Uyana and Heenati Kumbura within 30 minutes. Rs. 200 per person will be charged to travel from Battaramulla to Wellawatta while Rs. 300 will be charged from Aggona, Heenati Kumbura to Wellawatta.

This boat service operates during daily office hours and provides transportation facilities for 8 people in one boat.

Government and private offices in and around Battaramulla, Gateway International School, Nawala Open University, 176 bus route, 138 and 122 bus routes, Wellawatta railway station can be easily accessible by this boat service.

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