Beira Lake which situated in the middle of the Colombo city is a hot spot especially for couples and people who love to have a chill on a cool day.

This lake is about 1.6 in size and about 5.6m in depth. However, as for today, this place holds a top-level tourist hot spot in Colombo. And also for locals this place very much popular.

Sri Lanka government decides to start a boat service from Beira Lake through the canals all over Colombo City. As an initial step, a boat service started a few months back from Beira Lake to Union Place. Which people can bypass the huge traffic at peak times. 

This boat service maintained by Sri Lanka Navy. Luckily and you can travel from Beira Lake to Union Place for less than 15 minutes. Also, This service identified as an ideal solution for huge traffic congestion on the roads.

Gangarama temple
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Future Plans of Beira Lake Boat Service

However, with the service growth, a timetable will be in introduce with the connection of the bus and railway.

Diyathra the Beira lake boat service
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And also with phase two of this project, another boat service between Wellawatte and Battaramulla will be starting from 11th March 2020. After that, it will take about 30 minutes to travel between Wellawatte and Battaramulla. It can bypass the heavy traffic congestion on the route.

The people who use the Passport Office will find this boat service very useful. As well as the Identity card office. Authorities scheduled boats every 30 minutes from the Wellawatte and Battaramulla. And most important this service will function between 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

The boat will be travel between scenic routes. Starting from Diyatha Uyana passing Nawala and Kirulapone and ending at Savoy Cinema Wellawatte.

In addition to that, this boat service extended to operate at night for tourists at the hotels around Colombo. 

Beira lake at night
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Hello, I'm Shamal and I am a freelance writer who is passionate about Sri Lanka's culture, food, history, and travel locations. Having grown up in Sri Lanka, I have a deep appreciation for its rich heritage, diverse cuisine, and stunning landscapes. As a writer, my goal is to share my love for Sri Lanka with others and inspire them to explore the country's many wonders. Whether it's ancient temples, vibrant markets, or breathtaking beaches, I believe there's something for everyone in Sri Lanka. Through my blog, I provide insights into Sri Lankan culture and history, sharing stories and traditions that have been passed down for generations. I also highlight the country's culinary delights, from spicy curries to sweet desserts, and provide recommendations for the best places to try them. Of course, travel is a big part of experiencing Sri Lanka's beauty and charm, and I love sharing my favorite travel locations and hidden gems with readers. From the hill country of Ella to the historic city of Galle, I aim to showcase the best of what Sri Lanka has to offer. Thank you for joining me on this journey of discovery, and I hope my writing inspires you to explore the wonders of Sri Lanka for yourself.

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