The construction of the floating market at Bastian Mawatha, which is part of the Colombo City Development Project, implemented by the Urban Development Authority is complete.

Thousands of people including foreigners visiting Colombo can buy products at this market where 92 stalls have been set up to sell local products.

This floating market also targets foreign tourists interested in purchasing local products. Vendors who operate in the area adjacent to the market without any facilities will have stalls at this market.

A restaurant where food is served has also been set up with modern public facilities. The public can enjoy food here with a breathtaking view of the Beira lake in a lush and green environment.

The area adjacent to the market complex has modem sanitary facilities and a vehicle parking area. This part of the Beira Lake was earlier covered with unauthorised constructions.

The floating market project is implemented as a part of the Colombo City Development Project by the Urban Development Authority on the directive of Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

The construction was carried out by the Sri Lanka Army and the Navy. The construction activities were carried out under the supervision of UDA Chairman Nimal Perera and Director General Harshan De Silva and Additional Director General Brigadier Samantha Jayasundera. Chartered Architect Thushari Kariya-wasam is in charge of the overall designing and the management of the project.

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