Lake Gregory has been emptied to build a jogging track, severely affecting the tourist boaters in the area, the Lake Gregory Tourist Boaters’ Association revealed.
They pointed out that it would be a great injustice to take such a measure during the festive season in the event that a large number of local and foreign tourists visiting the Nuwara Eliya area are enjoying the lake.
Lake Gregory is currently administered by the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council and was emptied yesterday (22).
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, people who used to work in the vicinity of Lake Gregory had not been able to earn any income for more than a year. Following the outbreak’s decline the place was restored with its recognition as a tourist hotspot, but the sudden decision to empty Lake Gregory has driven those working in the area to meet a new nightmare!