NewsLanka | COLOMBO | Thu, 22 Aug 2019 | A passenger boat service was launched in the City of Colobo today by Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe. The ferry serice will be operating on the Beira Lake from Union Place to Colombo Fort. The boat service, which was proposed as a solution for the heavy traffic congestion in the city, is managed by the Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation (SLLDC). Passengers will be given the opportunity to utilize the boat service free-of-charge for one month since commencement. Estimated time of commuting between Colombo Fort to Union Place via the boat service is 9-10 minutes, the Chairman of SLLDC Roshan Gunawardena said.