Diyatha Uyana Aquarium (Battaramulla).

There’s a lovely new aquarium at Diyatha Uyana, the site of the Good Market, near Water’s Edge. Each tank is run by a different fish store. It’s not Sea World, but it’s still a worthwhile stroll in a circle.

When the government nationalized Water’s Edge in 2008, it began its transition from private golf course to public space. While the Water’s Edge building remains for private functions, the land and water around has been rededicated to nature and public recreation, to great effect. From public walking areas to the weekly Good Market, Diyatha Uyana has become a beautiful addition to the city.

The latest improvement is the installation of a circular aquarium, visible from the Parliament Road. This newly opened space has around a dozen big tanks, each managed by a different private fish store. They stock a variety of fish, from goldfish to, uh, bigger fish and, well, fish that look like Gill from Finding Nemo. This is not the Singapore Aquarium, with a variety of exotic creatures, but it is novel, well-kept and entertaining.

We went as the place was just getting setup and there were already families and couples strolling around. The Diyatha Uyana food court was busy even around 10 PM and people driving along the Parliament Road stopped to have a walk around.

We presume that the aquarium is kinda 24/7, being an outdoor public space, but we’d recommend going at regular waking hours. It is especially beautiful at night.

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