New tourist attraction in Nuwara Eliya:
House Boat in Lake Gregory
Amidst a large gathering of local and foreign tourists and holiday
makers, a novel House Boat built by Saj House Boat Builders and
Operators of Kerala was launched at the Tourist complex of Lake Gregory,
Nuwara Eliya by Indian Deputy High Commissioner for Sri Lanka K Nadaraja
Addressing the gathering, Nadaraja traced the ancient history and
ties between Sri Lanka and India. He said political, trade and commerce
wise, both these two nations continue to have close and friendly
relations and goodwill.
"After the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka, tourists from India and
other Western nations started visiting this country. They have been to
Colombo and the hill country, particularly the country's famous tourist
destination, Nuwara Eliya," he said.
He said it was most fitting that a new vista such as the House Boat
has been newly introduced in Nuwara Eliya while the country is in a
He said this was his first diplomatic assignment to this country and
noticed many similarities between Kerala and this part of Sri Lanka.
He said he hoped that the introduction of the House Boat to Lake
Gregory will be a boon in the promotion of tourism.
Nuwara Eliya Mayor Mahinda Kumara thanked the Kerala state government
and the House Boat builders for the initiative taken by them towards the
development and promotion of tourism in the Nuwara Eliya district.
He thanked former Mayor Chandana Karunaratne and Deputy Mayor P
Chandrasekaran for their initiative towards this project during their
tenure of office.
Kerala Saj House Boat Builders spokesperson said that in Kerala there
were over two thousand House Boats which are in operation in its lagoons
and rivers, and this was a great boon in terms of tourism in India.