The Nuwara Eliya District Disaster Management Centre has taken steps to issue a stern warning to hull boat operators carrying tourists unsafely and recklessly on the Kanda Ela Reservoir.
Assistant Director of the Nuwara Eliya District Disaster Management Centre Ranjith Alahakoon said around five hull boats have been added to the reservoir to carry tourists, adding however no approval has been obtained from any state institution for this purpose.
He added it was observed that the relevant boats have been manufactured without any standards and safety.
Alahakoon said he instructed boat operators and persons travelling on boats to follow the necessary safety measures.
Meanwhile, the Nuwara Eliya District Disaster Management Centre requested tourists wishing to visit Nuwara Eliya to take prompt steps to inform the Centre if any disasters are reported or observed at tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya, via 0773957879.