Wanathawilluwa forest clearance: Whodunit?

NWPEA to file legal action Environmentalists claim that officials have turned a blind eye Nobody arrested yet Enough legal provisions in place to sue the responsible party Days after the Anawilundawa Ramsar Wetland, situated in Puttalam District, made headlines over an illegal clearance, nearly 100 acres of forest area was reportedly destroyed in Kuratiyamohotte area in Eluwankulama, Wanathawilluwa, also in the Puttalam District. With the absence of a responsible party who claims to have done the destruction it makes Sri Lanka’s rich biodiversity more vulnerable to damage. In fact Sri Lanka’s dry zone occupies three-quarters of the island. Therefore environmentalists claim that protecting dry zone forests is particularly important...

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Sinharaja’s Downfall: Paradise Paved in Asphalt

By Ranmini Gunasekara 

There are places on Earth that hold outstanding universal value to humanity – these are named World Heritage Sites and protected for the benefit of generations to come. One such World Heritage Site is the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, one of the last remaining virgin rainforests in Sri Lanka, which is home to over 60 per cent of the country’s endemic flora and fauna.

However, this virgin rainforest and its treasure-trove of species have come under numerous threats in the past decades, as selfish individuals and Governments alike try to stake their claim to this ecosystem under the guise of ‘development’.

The most recent of these ‘developments’ to cause outrage amongst environmentalists and enthusiasts alike was the construction of a road from the village of Lank...

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Cleaning program

 

Cleaning program in Ganewatta railway station was done By students of Nature school (CENS)

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UNESCO urged to interfere to halt illegal road construction inside Sinharaja Forest

The Centre for Environmental and Nature Studies of Sri Lanka (CENS) has filed a complaint with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on the illegal construction of a road inside the Sinharaja World Heritage Site.

In a letter to the UNESCO, the National Coordinator for CENS Ravindra Kariyawasam said the road construction work goes on buffer zone and inside the Sinharaja world heritage site in the Lankagama area to Deniyaya.

The construction commenced on 10 August by engineering personnel from the Sri Lanka Army on behalf of the Sri Lankan government.

The construction is reportedly a project that was launched in 2013 which was halted by UNESCO in the same year following a complaint filed by the CENS.

Despite a group of environmentalists informing the S...

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Environmentalists protest against road construction in Sinharaja Forest

The Centre for Environment and Nature Studies (CENS) in Sri Lanka, is protesting against the construction of a road in the buffer zone and inside the Sinharaja World Heritage Site.

In a letter sent to UNESCO headquarters, Ravindra Kariyawasam of CENS says construction of the road by Sri Lanka Army Engineers has commenced on August 10.

The road building is taking place from Lankagama to Deniyaya and has been ordered by the government of Sri Lanka, he says.

This is the same road that they started to build through Sinharaja in 2013, says.

“A complaint has been sent to UNESCO world heritage office in 2013 and it has been stopped at that time,” he notes.A group of environmentalists have informed the Sri Lanka Forest Department, the President of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Environment and the Cen...

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සොබාදහමි ගොවිපල

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සොබාදහමි පාසල මගින් fමි වන විට සොබාදහමි ආදර්ශ ගොවිපලක් පවත්වාගන යන අතර එහි මූලිකත්වය ගෙන වැඩ කටයුතු කරන්නේ ප්‍රේමරතන පොඩි හාමුදුරුවන් විසිනි. ආදර්ශ කාබණික එළවලු වගාවට අමතරව කාබණික කුරුදු වගාවක් උදේසා කුරුදු පැළ සිටවිම පසුගිය දින සොබාදහමි සාමුහික ගොවිපලේදී සිදු වුණේ ගමිමුන්ගේ දායකත්වය ඇතිවයි . පර්යේෂණ මටිටමින් සිදු කිරීමට බලාපොරෝත්තු වන මෙම කුරුදු වගාව සදහා සියටල් පාසලේ ධමිමසිරි හිමිගේ ස්භාවික ගොවිතැන පිළිබදව දැනුම fබිදා ගැනීමද එහිදි සිදුවිය...

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Students of nature school attended for plastic cleaning program in kudabubula Jungle.  

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Nature school of Sri Lannka

Nature  school of Sri Lanka conducted an environment awareness program among Buddhist monk last week.
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රක්ෂිත බහුජාතික සමාගම් වෙත ලබා දීමට රජය සැරසේ

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දෙදහස් පනහ වන තෙක් දියත් කිරමින් යන ජාතික භෞතික සැලසුමට අවශ්ය ඉඩම් ලබාගැනීම සදහාත් MCC ගිවිසුම ක්රියාත්මක කිරීම උදෙසා ඉඩම් නිදහස් කරගැනීම වෙනුවෙනුත් රජයේ අවශේෂ කැළෑ වනාන්තරවල ආරක්ෂාව වෙනුවෙන් තිබූ 05/ 2001 චක්රලේකය පසෙක තබා බහුජාතික සමාගම් හා ව්යාපාරිකයන් වෙත ඉඩම් ලබාදීම සදහා රජය මේ වන විට කටයුතු කරමින් ඇත...
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සොරගුනේ විනාශකාරී අනවසර වැලි ගොඩ දැමීම

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මහා පරිමාණ අනවසර මැණික් ගැරීම් හා වැලි ගොඩදැමීම නිසා සොරගුනේ වනාන්තරයේ විනාශය ආරම්භ වී ඇතැයි ලංකාවේ ප්රමුඛ පෙලේ පාරිසරික ආයතනයක් සහ ප්රදේශයේ ගොවි ජනතාව අනතුරු අඟවයි.
බදුල්ල දිස්ත්රික්කය තුල මේ මහා අනතුර සිදුවන්නේ ආණ්ඩුවේ දේශපාලන බලවතුන්ගේ අනුග්රහයෙන් බවට චෝදනා කරන පරිසර හා සොබා දහම් අධ්යයන මධ්යස්ථානය වනාන්තර විනාශය මිනිස් ජිවිතවලටද බලපා ඇති අයුරුද එලි දක්වා තිබේ...
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