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Welipitiya Divisional Secretariat in Matara has taken steps to cut and remove more than 500 coconut trees that are said to have been affected by blight, which has caused much anxiety among the owners of coconut plantations.

Owners of the coconut plantations pointed out that an official who came with two laborers earmarked trees that were to be cut down.

The officer had warned that any individual who failed to cut down the affected trees would be liable to legal action and that the government would take step to cut down such trees and to recover the expenses from the owner. (R.G.W.Jayawardene)


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  • Cobra Tuesday, 15 February 2011 02:45 AM

    Sure this is a kumantranayak. Somebody is going to get super rich and the poor man, poorer!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 14 February 2011 09:26 AM

    The ultimate winners will be the coconut growers in Kerala. Long live Indo-Lanka one-way trade. Such imports will also be very beneficial to the politicians in charge.

    Wara Monday, 14 February 2011 09:25 AM

    What would you suppose to do, if it is affected by blight ?? You all see everything from the political view.

    backstreet boy Monday, 14 February 2011 09:26 AM

    a "Blight Idea" from kerala for sure !!

    Konde bendapu china Monday, 14 February 2011 09:28 AM

    Over to you Minister of Coconut Cultivation

    King Kokonut Monday, 14 February 2011 09:28 AM

    is this the end of the Coconut industry too or are re-cultivating ?

    xlntgson Monday, 14 February 2011 09:32 AM

    Is this blight is not known in India? How come, it is affecting coconut trees, only in Sri Lanka?

    Lanka Hamaduru Monday, 14 February 2011 09:40 AM

    we are under going famine with coconut in the country...Why now coconut trees to be cut down? why we have enough coconut in the market ? why we want to sell coconut Rs 75-85 in the market? OR still have intention to import coconuts from india?

    Before cutting these coconut trees, better to cut the head, the person who implied this rules.

    lokkalk Monday, 14 February 2011 09:51 AM

    exactly.. so u ppl understand the meaning of "blight" ? best thing is to remove wotever the trees bfore it get spread.

    Ruwan Banda Monday, 14 February 2011 10:14 AM

    its a good idea to beheaded.

    backstreet boy Monday, 14 February 2011 11:18 AM

    there is a growing demand for Real Estate is Srilanka

    wasaa Monday, 14 February 2011 11:31 AM

    where our uncle jonnson

    prasanna Monday, 14 February 2011 11:59 AM

    Sri Lanka People have to change the way of eating. Coconut very bad for health, try fresh boiled vegetable.

    eresh S kumara Monday, 14 February 2011 12:33 PM

    OMG.Damn sure its from KERALA

    aaa Monday, 14 February 2011 01:07 PM

    Mahadena Muththage Wadak

    Shyamali Tuesday, 15 February 2011 11:17 AM

    Pol Thrasthawadaya!

    Darwin Monday, 14 February 2011 04:14 PM

    Oh Johnny, no no!!!

    Mushi Monday, 14 February 2011 06:11 PM

    Cutting down trees has impact on environment as well like deluge country just had. But no option as we can save perhaps 5 lakhs trees by cutting 500 trees.

    citizen1 Monday, 14 February 2011 07:50 PM

    Good question. Wonder if rival parties introduced the disease to this country?? If so, how sad.

    citizen1 Monday, 14 February 2011 07:56 PM

    Yes, this is an additional reason for the shortage!


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