Diyatha Uyana
Diyatha Uyana
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Asitha
Colombo, Sri Lanka138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
This place is built beside diyawanna oya, comprises of a walking path and a local market place.one can spend a few hours here relaxing. You can buy different varieties of food at restaurants and handlooms, flower pots, ornamental fish ,etc at the market place. You can sit and enjoy any food you bring from outside too.The water fountain is a beautiful scenery at night and try to checkout if possible. Overall a beautiful place in the city to get away from the hassle.
Written September 4, 2020
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Channa Ekanayake
Bentota, Sri Lanka45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Business
We went for business trip to do small gap analysis.
I have experienced this place before Zahran attack and post COVID . It was very nice clean and well maintained unfortunately now place is not maintained well and most of the shops looks very tired looking

Hope business will improve
And services level will improve
Soon.
Written September 21, 2022
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Bandu N
DC344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
This park and the surrounding is the most beautiful city environment that anybody can think of in Colombo. The park is very close to the Parliament, Water’s Edge Hotel, Ape Gama (a traditional village setup), and nature parks and to many restaurants. The park consist of a food court, mini market, an aquarium, jogging track and shopping stalls (changes every or every other day), boat rides, boat restaurants, sea plane bay, boat cycles, a big parking area etc, The area is fast changing every day to be a nature city.

My only worry is that this place is fully crowded from evening to late night.
Written December 6, 2014
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Bandula W
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014
If you are in or around Sri Jayawardenapura, Kotte you could start the day at Diyatha Uyana with a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk to keep you fit. The walk way is of gravel, brick and green path of around 3 kms. The lush greenery and the birds are a feast to eyes while you can breath clean fresh air coming over the Diyawanna Lake. After your morning walk you can enjoy a fresh glass of Kola Kanda or a ginger garlic porridge to clean your system from the food stalls followed by a hearty breakfast of traditional rice or kurakkan pittu which keeps your cholesterol levels down. If you visit during the afternoon of the end of the week you can buy many varieties of plants for your garden. In the evening you can come and laze around with your family and enjoy a dinner at the food stalls which present Chinese, pizza and macaroni or local speciality koththu. Although a bit crowded you can stroll around in the cool sorroundings of Diyawanna Lake.
Written October 23, 2014
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AlfieA
Colombo, Sri Lanka108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
"Diyatha Uyana" in the Sinhala language (the garden by the water) is the result of a renovation and upgrade of the water's edge located a hop before you reach the country's parliament. This recreational attraction consists of beautiful reservoir banks with interlock paved boardwalk surrounded by ever green grass, flea market style marketplace, an open air food court, plenty of paved parking, a fountain that keeps the kids intrigued with its colorful display of water jets at night, a floating restaurant and an aquarium under the tent.

The water body itself serves an important purpose of draining and storing floodwater. It has been comprehensively dredged for effectiveness and now attracts small sailboats and oarsmen practicing recreational and competitive rowing. Swimming is not advised here and probably not allowed.

This is a busy attraction with people lounging on the grass, families visiting with children while others seem to stop by for supper. Busiest times are evenings with traffic queueing up for parking as the sun sets. It is advisable to avoid this attraction whenever there is a function in the area involving VIP convoys, to avoid unannounced diversions, restrictions on movement and the general inconvenience of panicked policing.

The marketplace offers goods that sell fast and carry items like the Rangala House range of sun-dried tomatoes, tahini etc. The food court offers some diversity but an evident lack of quality control and standards mean you should exercise prudence in your choice.

There is no fee for this popular attraction and it is a good opportunity to observe a subsection of Sri Lankan society. It is safe for families and kids but beware of your belongings. The boardwalk offers the opportunity for a brisk walk or jog while you take turns entertaining the kids.

Enjoy the corniche!
Written January 9, 2014
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Jayasundara D
Colombo, Sri Lanka76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Evey Week End Flower market at Diyathauyana is held with participation of around 100 Venders. Best place around Colombo to buy Orchids. Roses and many varieties of flowers as well as fruits and vegetable plants. Food court there got food through out the day. Walking path and kids play area nearby is very good.
Written May 25, 2019
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MikeJuliya
Colombo, Sri Lanka683 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
This is very good place for spend your evening.
There are a lot of activities taking place in the weekends and evenings. Food Court is there, fish tanks , walking paths , boats etc.
Written January 13, 2019
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Anuka C
206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Another scenic perspective of peaceful Diyawanna river eco system, this wonderful recreational park nestled in the Sri Jayawardanapura sanctuary, close by Battaramulla town.
24 x 7 park with different tastes in it, that would enjoy anyone who visit here, including long sandy walking paths for jogging in the morning or in the evening, a dedicated huge children's park for kids, nicely arranged cement benches and tables that suit for lovers and families, an aquarium for those who love them, eye catching lush greenery and cold breeze from Diyawanna river for nature lovers and many more.
Mostly, people used to come here in the evening. The entrance is entirely free. It is facilitated with a spacious vehicle park. It is bit crowed in weekends.
At the very entrance there are some restaurants. The staff is really good. You can enjoy a fruit juice or your evening tea under the shade of Nadun trees. No one is there to disturb you.
Next to this plot, there are agricultural and horticultural shops which provide you a great range of flowering plants, ornamental plants, cacti, orchids, agricultural plants and seeds, Bonsai fertilizers and equipments.
The circular aquarium also located near by which displays uncommon exotic fish species including aligator gars, piranhas and many more.
Since this is a wetland it is home for many a species of aquatic birds. So bird watchers and nature photographers will love this place. You can easily spot waterhens, lap wings, pelicans, eagrets, several species of kingfishers, cormorants, darters and bee eaters.
Another attraction here us floating restaurant which is maintained by Sri Lanka Navy. You can have a night boat ride in which you will enjoy peace in the dusk.
Written July 27, 2017
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Madu Jay
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Very nice place in the evening. Spacious with a cold breeze. Range of food chose from. A good walk and a hangout. Can have a good run and excersise in the morning. Nice place to have a chill.
Written May 1, 2017
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jackw53
London, UK432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
Within the park there is Ape Gama a representation of how Sri Lankan villages used to look and operate. There are some classic buildings showing the skill of previous generations in building shelters from the environment. The village is well laid out and easy to stroll around. there are a number of retail outlets but when we visited NO hard sell. At 700 rupees entry definitely worth it.
Written April 4, 2016
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