‘London Eye’ inspires attraction that will wow Colombo crowds at Water’s Edge entertainment complex


The ‘London Eye’ ferris wheel on the South Bank of the UK’s capital city is the inspiration behind the ‘Colombo Eye’ planned for the Water’s Edge entertainment hub in Sri Lanka’s capital.

The wheel will tower over the $4million ‘Fantasy Land’ project in a recent deal signed by Melchers Project Management and supported by the Urban Development Authority.

The Daily Mirror reports Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka as saying that the lake-side next to Water’s Edge “would be developed and transformed into an entertainment city”.


The Sunday Times notes that Waters Edge “has seen a shift in focus towards recreation and entertainment, especially family-oriented entertainment”.

A Water’s Edge spokesman says its picturesque location and facilities, including a floating restaurant that cruises the Diyawanna water channels adjoining the hotel, give guests a great experience.

The Times notes that “Waters Edge has partnered with foreign companies to introduce water and adventure sports such as bungee jumping and a Viking boat to the area”.


Over the years, Water’s Edge has become one of the premier wedding locations in the country, with its manicured and sprawling landscape being its main attractions.

Its ballroom capacity is being expanded to 1,200, and four bridal rooms as well as a honeymoon suite will be added. A new banqueting hall is also planned.

The scheme will be a major player in promoting Sri Lankan culture, having partnered with a Colombo development company to build a 500-seat-capacity theatre.

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