Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma
(Pix by: Sudath Silva)
Sri Lanka’s first ever Floating Restaurant named “Pontoon North 8” launched at Beira Lake, Colombo-02 on 19 December. The grand opening of the Floating Restaurant took place under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The 70 feet long Restaurant has been launched under the sponsorship of Cinnamon Lake Side Hotel. The primary cost of the restaurant is Rs.100 million and it can accommodate 100 guests. This new floating restaurant will be an impetus for the promotion of the booming tourism industry in Sri Lanka.
Civil Aviation Service Minister Priyankara Jayaratne, Parliamentarian Sajin Vas Gunawardena, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Chairman of John Keells, Susantha Ratnayake were among those who graced the occasion.