According to the request made by the Municipal Council of Nuwara Eliya regarding on the further development of the Gregory Lake, a special meeting was held on 15th September 2018 at the Municipal Council, Nuwara Eliya.
Reconstruction of the race track, construct a tourist facility centre, pollution control of Gregory lake and 6th stage landscape development of Gregory Lake were the main facts discussed in the meeting.
According to the discussion, CEA instructed that the race track is not a permitted activity within the GLEPA. But the CEA recommended to follow the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for other development projects, while Gregory Lake is an Environmental Protection Area declared under the NEA.
Mr. Chandrarathne Pallegama, Chairman CEA, Mr. Chandana Lal Karunarathne, Mayor of Nuwara Eliya, Municipal Council, Mr. M B R Pushpakumara, District Secretary, Mrs. Kanthi De Silve, DDG Environment Management & Assessment Division, CEA, Mrs. Priyangani Gunathilake, Director, NRM and other senior officer were participated in the meeting.