By DR Prasanna cooray ( The Island) 05.03.20017
Last Wednesday (01.03.2017) afternoon a number of environmental groups from across the country gathered at the Centre for Society and Religion (CSR) auditorium in Borella to discuss the pressing issues they face in the environment front today and to come out with a plan of action to address those. This event was jointly convened by the Centre for Environmental & Nature Studies (CENS), the Young Journalists Association and the Parapuraka Balaya (Power of a Generation).
A common concern that surfaced repeatedly throughout the discussion was the issue of “development”, defined and implemented by the successive governments of Sri Lanka during the past couple of decades.
Many speakers questioned the meaning of the word “develop...Read More