HE the President visits "Diyatha Uyana" at Battaramulla
"Diyatha Uyana", the new dedicated horticulture
sales zone catering the sales and marketing of local flora and
tropical flowers at Battaramulla was declared open last evening (15th
September). The project was carried out constructed under the close
guidance and supervision of Secretary Defence and Urban Development
Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The combined efforts and expertise of the Sri
Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation, The Sri Lanka
Army, Navy and Civil Security Department personnel utilized in the
construction of the project.
"Diyatha Uyana" comprises of 84 floral outlets
built in an environment with a breathtaking landscape and setting.
The spectacular water fountain built here adds much beauty to the
whole place. "Diyatha Uyana", will be the central point of the local
horticultural sales industry and already it has become quite a
The opening ceremony of the "Diyatha Uyana" was
graced by Hon Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and
Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The
unexpected visit of His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa
to the venue came as a surprise.
HE the President, Hon Minister Basil Rajapaksa and
Secretary Defence took time off to talk with the enthusiastic public
and the vendors on the site.
Hon Ministers Dinesh Gunawardena, Susil
Premajayanth, Gamini Lokuge, AHM Fowzie, Chairperson of the Ministry
of Defence Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa, Chief of
Defence Staff, tri forces commanders, senior Ministry officials and a
large number of enthusiastic public also attended the event.