Coastal erosion higher this year

26 April 2011 05:53 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Coast Conservation Department (CCD) warned that the impact of coastal erosion could be comparatively higher this year since the monsoon conditions affected the country earlier than expected

CCD Acting Director General Mr. Anil Premaratne told Daily Mirror Online that coastal erosion has increased due to the rough seas that have been triggered through monsoon conditions as well as the unpredictable weather patterns. “Costal erosion condition impacts Sri Lanka annually during monsoon periods. However, this year the impact is higher as the monsoon conditions which usually affects during mid-May. arrived earlier this year,” he said.

Mr. Premaratne stated that areas which are most prone to costal erosion include Uswatakeiyyawa, Moratuwa – Lunawa, Wedikanda – Rathmalana, Marawila and added that the Mahaoya river mouth in Negombo is also at risk. “We have mobilized emergency resources and taken immediate measures to minimize the impacts of coastal erosion,” he added. (Lakna Paranamanna)

  Comments - 3

  • TERRENCE B. DE SILVA Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:40 AM

    IN ADDITION TO MONSOONAL WEATHER WILL RECLAMATION OF ENORMOUS ACREAGE OF LAND FROM THE SEA TO BUILD A SUPER CITY WEST OF COLOMBO CAUSE FURTHER EROSION OF THE WESTERN LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS?

    Bhathiya Waduge Wednesday, 27 April 2011 03:58 AM

    Anyone can see this in unawatuna too....

    backstreet boys Wednesday, 27 April 2011 04:03 AM

    suba anagathayak !


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