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Video: Cabinet approval granted for export of Wallapatta

16 July 2015 10:18 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The cabinet approval was granted to the proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Mahaweli Development and Environment Minister to promote the exportation of Gyrinopswalla (Wallapatta) plant and cultivate the plant based on its commercial value, Cabinet spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today.

Minister Senarathne said an official would be appointed to issue a permit to allow the possession and transportation of the plant.

He said President Maithripala Sirisena as the Mahaweli Development and Environment Minister had submitted a cabinet paper in this regard following the methods prepared with the agreement of the officials of Forest Conservation Department and Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity Secretariat.

Gyrinopswalla plant was included in the red list prepared in 2012.(Ajith Siriwardana)

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  Comments - 5

  • Gamaya Thursday, 16 July 2015 03:56 PM

    Why not! They also need money for the General Election! ha...Ha!

    lkboy Thursday, 16 July 2015 03:59 PM

    But is there a place or procedure to sell, collect them?

    Waza Thursday, 16 July 2015 03:59 PM

    GREAR JOB!!! NOW LANKA WILL EARN A LOT OF MONEY THROUGH EXPORTATION OF WALLAPATTA AND LOTS OF PEOPLE WILL START DOING WALLAPATTA CULTUVATION WHICH COULD BOOST THE ECONOMY,.. SOME COUNTRIES HAVE DIAMONDS TO EXPORTS AND HEREAFTER WE LANKANS WILL BE HAVING WALLAPATTA TO EXPORT AS IT IS VERY VERY EXPENSIVE..

    Push Thursday, 16 July 2015 04:11 PM

    These are short sited decisions. First they must approve and implement plantation of the particular plant.

    Hell Thursday, 16 July 2015 04:26 PM

    why they can destory all forest for five years


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