Scenic Shanthipura village turning into waste dump

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The head of the Nuwara Eliya Travel Guides Association, Samantha Pushpakumara, complained that the entrance to the Shanthipura village has become polluted.

He said Shanthipura could lose its reputation as a much sought after attraction for both local and foreign visitors if the issue is not addressed.

The village is considered the highest in terms of elevation and is situated 3 km from Nuwara Eliya town.

He added that Shanthipura has become a garbage dump, being polluted by trash from nearby houses. Pushpakumara also said that the stench from the garbage is turning away visitors and stressed that the place could lose its reputation as a tourist destination if the matter is not addressed soon.

BY Neeta Pathma Kumari – Norwood