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At least 17 reserved forests in five districts in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces are being cleared with the initiative of several Muslim ministers representing the receptive areas, an environmental lobby group charged.

Environmental Conservation Trust (ECT) Director Sajeewa Chamikara charged that a total of 16,500 acres of reserved forests in Vanuniya, Mullaithivu and Ampara Districts are being cleared in the guise of resettling of internally displaced persons and for cultivation.

He said the reserved forests of Karunkalipuram, Marichchukaddi, Purawasankulum, Kulamarrippu, Naganchchley, Madhu road, Irresenthikulunm, Wadakadu, KakenikulamPeriyamdhu, Odusuddan, Muhudubadapathhu, Karadikkuli government forest in the North and Kumubukkanna Reserve, Bakmitiyawa and Thimbirigolla in the East are being cleared.

The ECT Director charged that these reserved forests are being cleared violating legislations such as the Forest Ordinance, National Environment Act and the 'Antiquities Ordinance of 1940.

He said the clearing was begun during the last regime but it had continued during the present government as well. (Yohan Perera and Darshana Sanjeewa)
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  • Srikanthie Monday, 30 November 2015 05:48 PM

    The wild animals are losing their habitat day by day. This unfair act should be stopped right away. Humans have enough cleared land.

    Premalal Monday, 30 November 2015 07:10 PM

    Ministers rape the country and the President and the Prime Minister are silent.

    galleguy Tuesday, 01 December 2015 11:28 AM

    where is our environment loving president?

    Lucky Tuesday, 01 December 2015 02:46 PM

    Clearing forests then complaining about wild animals entering the villages

    sinhaputhra Tuesday, 01 December 2015 03:14 AM

    This is a threat to the national security as well.

    Lanka Monday, 30 November 2015 04:08 PM

    Very sad.


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