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Sunny Side Up: Another jogging track suspended

The construction of jogging tracks has come under severe scrutiny by the public on various social media platforms.

A proposed jogging track on the breakwater of the Parakrama Samudra tank in Polonnaruwa caused much controversy, resulting in the Government suspending the project.

However, the Government has suspended the construction of yet another proposed jogging track, this time in the vicinity of the Kantale Tank.

Director General of Irrigation Nihal Siriwardana had reportedly stated that the proposed project in the Trincomalee District had been suspended.

Apart from objections over the construction of jogging tracks around tanks, one of the key issues raised was the cost being incurred at a time the country was facing a pandemic and an economic crisis.