National Housing Development Authority destroys a forest to build a housing complex

71579884_1321145074728188_5047394597882298368_n 71758264_2122905401337013_5125167264382844928_nNational Housing Development Authority destroys a forest to build a housing complex  in Ballapura village in Hambantota , Sri Lanka. This forest belongs to the protected area of HT 28 Lake .The lake is ancient and important for villages of Ballagaswewa .   208 famers take water from the lake for their paddy and Chena cultivation.  Hambanthota is a dry area in the Country and it is subjected to water scarcity.   This green belt of forest helps to conserve the water in the dry season.  While destroying forest National Housing Development Authority destroys also the lake and its biodiversity.  After 2005, National Physical Plane has accelerated in Hamabantota area and destroyed many forest cover.

 

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