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President Maithripala Sirisena had ordered for the immediate halt to deforestation and land clearing at the Wilpattu National Park, the President’s media said yesterday.

The statement said: “President had instructed all State officials in the area and all the respective authorities such as Secretary to the Ministry of Environment to take immediate legal action in this regard.”


 

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  • indeewara Sunday, 10 May 2015 11:34 AM

    we will see how effective his decisions will be ,not just headlines,just like in MR days

    Me Monday, 11 May 2015 12:17 PM

    Next time do it before anything happens and before people start protesting!

    Rajanram Sunday, 10 May 2015 08:29 PM

    Another applause for the President. We expect the President to do the same to rogue UNPiers.

    gayan Sunday, 10 May 2015 08:09 PM

    What about illigal sand mining in polonnaruwa sir?

    Darm Sunday, 10 May 2015 06:15 PM

    Where was MS when this started? It is happening under his own ministry. Like everything else, it is a show to gain cheap publicity.

    OMG Sunday, 10 May 2015 05:54 PM

    The govt should also take action against the destruction of 1000s of acres of forest in Hambantota to build the useless port, airport and convention center.

    Maya Sunday, 10 May 2015 04:26 PM

    Issue that make these guys panicking is that the President no longer need political support from these guys. He gives away the powers he has and announced no for another term.

    malij Sunday, 10 May 2015 03:00 PM

    Partly true. Atleast this would stop any future encroachments.

    Patriot Sunday, 10 May 2015 02:42 PM

    Mathri might be thinking, I though just one, so many to come.....

    dilip Sunday, 10 May 2015 02:38 PM

    Fully agree with SL.Very soon My3 will go in to action after the country is divided.

    dilip Sunday, 10 May 2015 02:30 PM

    Even late this very good on your part sir. People living thousands of K.M. away new this problem monnths ago,but funny that the biggest person in the country was not aware of it.Now punish the minister concern,or are you worried about their votes?

    mack Sunday, 10 May 2015 02:06 PM

    fake presidency hirangunawardana who is bank rolling u to put out rubbish like this via DM Android App

    Shan Sugumar Sunday, 10 May 2015 12:35 PM

    Finally, We have a president for the people without special interest or self interest. Hope, he will have the country in proper in every aspects. Congratulations Mr. President.

    LEDA Sunday, 10 May 2015 11:47 AM

    Well said

    Sinhaya Sunday, 10 May 2015 09:08 AM

    Very good move. Now the President must re-acquire the forests in Mulaithivu and Mannar that was cleared by this same minister. via DM Android App

    Bada udin Sunday, 10 May 2015 11:27 AM

    Mostly people from Puttalam and Mannar were given lands here.

    Aba Jayasekera Sunday, 10 May 2015 11:22 AM

    THIS IS A GREAT ACTION, MR.PRESIDENT. This shows why we need an Executive President. The Prime Minister will always act with an eye on protecting his parliamentary majority. His action would depend mostly on whether it would affect a person with or without parliamentary power. But the President being elected by the whole country will act independently. This is something that either Rev.Sobitha or Jayampathy does not appear to realise.

    jer Sunday, 10 May 2015 11:17 AM

    fake precidency?. remember ur king cancer called for that presidential poll, if it fake. Are you out of mind or something?.

    SL Sunday, 10 May 2015 11:06 AM

    Closing the stable door after the horse has left!

    Hiran Gunawardena Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:59 AM

    You think we are fools. What were you doing when you minister built that town in Wilpattu with Qatar money. You not going to demolish all those houses and platinum trees instead let him what he wanted and issue statements. Cos they propping your fake presidency up via DM Android App

    Sikuru7 Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:25 AM

    Deforestation started in 2013 and it took a new government to take any action in 2015.

    ANTON Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:23 AM

    NOT ONLY WILLPATTU, ALL THE OTHER WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES ARE ALSO TO BE PROTECTED.

    asd Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:22 AM

    Good move. Encroachment of reserves by uneducated clans must be stopped immediately.

    munasinghe Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:20 AM

    Dear Bopage ayye, Where ever you live still you are living with sri Lanka very admireble, any time you are open eye for any event in sri lanka

    editor moda Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:08 AM

    Wilpatu from my small days(I am now 63) it is a bird/animal reserved land kept for the future generation to enjoy. Now some one appropriate this land to his people.I highly appreciate and congratulate the president for action.

    Lokka Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:03 AM

    Thank you Sir for your action even at this late stage The previous regime turned a blind eye just to garner political support of the culprits who should be behind bars already.

    Dr Lionel Bopage Sunday, 10 May 2015 09:48 AM

    President needs to be congratulated for taking this timely action. Let us hope that other politicians and the bureaucrats will follow through!

    Kumarage Sunday, 10 May 2015 09:42 AM

    I was watching a news clip on this story yesterday. surprising to see the Secretary to the Ministry of Environment acting like a puppet in front of the camara in wilpattu encroached reservation. Undoubtedly he is too old for the job and President must replace him with a competent secretary to this very important ministry.


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