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Entertainment park to be set up in Battaramulla

Officials of Fantasy Island (Private) Limited and the BOI after the signing of the agreement.
Officials of Fantasy Island (Private) Limited and the BOI after the signing of the agreement.

Fantasy Island (Private) Limited signed an agreement with the BOI last week to set up a family entertainment park, Fantasy Island, at the Waters Edge in Battaramulla.

Managing Director of the Melchers Group in South-East Asia and founding investor Alexander Melchers said, “I am very confident in the business outlook in Sri Lanka. We represent German, Singaporean, and Swiss investors who believe in the long term potential of Sri Lanka. We are very impressed with the support of the BOI in the process to set up the investment companies”.

Representing the elements air, sea, and land, the park will feature a 40m Ferris wheel, an indoor snow experience, and a big water-play area including water-slides.

With new equipment from European suppliers, the park will provide plenty of fun and educational activities while ensuring highest quality and safety standards.

The Melchers Group, active in Sri Lanka for over 35 years, combines local expertise with international entertainment experience for development and operations. “In phase 1, the investment of more than US$4 million will bring inclusive attractions for the entire family which are truly unique to Sri Lanka. Fantasy Island will create over 60 employment and career development opportunities for the community,” said Chairman of CMC Engineering Export, the Sri Lankan office of the Melchers Group, Michael Perera.

“Sri Lanka has made great progress to build hotels and infrastructure. Now, Fantasy Island is the beginning of the next development phase of the tourism industry. We will provide a purpose-built, state-of-the-art family entertainment attraction to cater for international and local tourists and residents,” he said. The project developer and operator expects to do ground breaking within two to three months and the total development time is expected to be around 12 months.

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