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10 December 2023

Nuwara Eliya flowers to bloom for April festival

The tea plantations near the Sri Lankan hill town of Nuwara Eliya.

By Correspondent

Nuwara Eliya, the picturesque Sri Lankan town in the hill country surrounded by a vast tea plantation, welcomes the maximum number of tourists, both local and foreign, in April.

The ‘Daily News’ reported that the city’s residents, leading hotels and guest houses are preparing their flower gardens for the forthcoming April festivities.

The local municipal council is sprucing up the popular Victoria Park while exotic varieties of flowering plants are being planted by the Colonial Hotel, the British Club, the Grand Hotel and Hill Club, to compete in the forthcoming April annual flower competitions.

Residents and the business community have been urged by Mayor of Nuwara Eliya Kumara Dodambage and the festivity committee to be ready for the town’s seasonal programmes.

To draw-up April’s seasonal activities, Minister Naveen Dissanayake held a conference at the municipal council and it was centred around the proposed setting up of a cable car from Nuwara Eliya city to the Single Tree with American assistance.

At the request of Dissanayake, it was decided to set up a committee to finalise the proposal.