Large holiday crowds are in Nuwara Eliya enjoying the April holidays. The activities centre around Lake Gregory which has been developed by officials of the Urban Development Authority.
The weekend recorded one of the largest holiday crowds with all schools closed for the vacation.
This is a period where all leading hotels, guest houses and holiday homes enjoy an influx of visitors. Events are organised for the holiday crowds who come to Nuwara Eliya.
Meanwhile, the city is facing an acute shortage of drinking water due to the drought the country is experiencing. Water is distributed by bowsers to the hilly areas.