​Report on Wilpattu resettlement handed over to MS

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A report compiled by a number of environmental and civil society organisations on controversial resettlement near Wilpattu National Park, was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena last night at the Presidential Secretariat. 

Speaking at the event, the President said he would not allow anyone to cause damages to the environment and said a final decision on the resettlement in the area would be taken following further reports receiving from relevant authorities. 

Buddhist monks including Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera, environmentalists including Lawyer Jagath Gunawardane and several other representatives of civil society and environmental organisations were present at the event.

  Comments - 6

  • Darm Saturday, 06 June 2015 06:32 PM

    Damage is already done! This is just a photo op. What else to expect from indecisive and confused leaders! What is Mr. Rathana doing here? Looking for cheap points for the next election?

    Sripala Saturday, 06 June 2015 07:14 PM

    I wonder what MR was doing when the deforestation started in 2013?

    Yapa Sunday, 07 June 2015 07:21 AM

    Report is out, now there is a need to act fast.

    KORIGO Sunday, 07 June 2015 08:55 AM

    Thanks for listening to the nation. Today there was a good news on this to provide them an alternative lands. Hats off to u president. Good move rather than criticizing previous regime. we expect u to walk the talk. Pls stop criticizing others. U are our president not any body else.

    lkboy Monday, 08 June 2015 10:11 AM

    Now take action.

    Lanka gem Sunday, 07 June 2015 01:21 PM

    Defrostation and colonisation taking place in EASTERN SRI LANKA also. .....!!

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