Diyatha Uyana

Diyatha Uyana
Diyatha Uyana (lit: Park by the Lake, Sinhala: දියත උයන) is an urban and recreational park situated near the Battaramulla junction in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. It was established in 2012 under the guidance and supervision of the Urban Development Authority and the Secretary of Defense.

The park has been created on a marshy land between the Parliament Building Complex and the Diyawanna Oya at Polduwa junction (Oshani & Wijethissa, 2015). It has a water retention lake and pathways for the health-conscious those into exercising-walking, jogging, stretching, and shopping (Oshani & Wijethissa, 2015; Rajapakshe & Rathnayake, 2021). Food stalls, flower shops, meeting points, daily fairs offering different items, and small shops for purchasing day-to-day needs are available in the park.

The lake covers an area of 50 acres and surrounding it is the walking path which is about 800 m long (Rajapakshe & Rathnayake, 2021).

Diyatha Uyana
1) Oshani, P.A.L. and Wijethissa, K.G.C.P., 2015. Motives and Issues: Diyatha Uyana Urban Park Visitors in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications.
2) Rajapakshe, H.D. and Rathnayake, R.M.W., 2021. Estimating visitor satisfaction for enjoying Diyatha Uyana wetland park in Sri Lanka. Economics, Management and Business, p.1420-1444.

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This page was last updated on 21 April 2023
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