Feb 20, 2019

'Sinharaja destroyed and authorities turn blind eye' (pics)

A protest was held today (Feb 20) opposite DFCC building in Kollupitiya against the construction of an illegal road across Sinharaja violating all environmental regulations and laws .

The protest was organized by "People's Wall to Protect Sinharaja",which is a collection of civil organizations.

In parallel another protest campaign was held opposite “Sobadam Piyasa” at Robert Gunawardena Mawatha where the Ministry of Environment is situated.

Concurrent with the protest campaign, letter of objection were handed over to UNESCO Secretariat in Colombo, the Sri Lanka office of the World Bank which provides loan facilities for the illegal move to destruct ‘Sinharaja’, the Ministry of Environment, the Central Environmental Authority and the Forest Department.

 

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