World Bank agents to visit the endangered Sinharaja Forest (VIDEO)
14 January 2020 05:30 pm
Environmentalists took a special attention in to the arguable road constructions running from Kuduwa area to Pitadeniya area of the Sinharaja Forest.
The Centre for Environmental and Nature Studies (Parisara Ha Sobadaham Madyasthanaya) and the Sinharajaya Udesa Jana Pawra movement made a special intervention on the matter and disclosed what it appeared to be an environmental genocide behind the constructions.
The constructions were barred as they complained to the Eye Panel of the World Bank, and agents from the Eye Panel are on due course to pay a visit on the site for observation on 29th and 30th of this month.
The Centre for Environmental and Nature Studies and the Sinharajaya Udesa Jana Pawra movement accordingly have taken the grievance to the World Bank given the devastation caused by the Wildlife Conservation Department and the World Bank to the environment.
Dr. Ravindra Kariyawasam of Centre for Environmental and Nature Studies calling in a pres briefing regarding the matter stated that the Wildlife Conservation Department continues to lie before media, public and even environmentalists regarding the devastation caused to the eco systems.
A brand new report through the ExCamp Project has been prepared in this regard, he revealed, adding that the previous regime acted on destroying the ecosystems in the face of development projects, to which funds had been obtained.
Eco-reports made by professors unfamiliar with Environment
Meanwhile, Committee Member of Sinharajaya Udesa Jana Pawra movement Chaminda Jayasuriya revealed that the arguable road constructions in the Sinharaja premises have been accounted for suspension in order to restore the road, as discussed in a meeting held in January 07.
A plan was tabled by a professor of the University of Moratuwa in this regard, he added, revealing that he had no knowledge on environment whatsoever.
Nevertheless, the eyes are still being opened over the disaster caused to the Sinharaja Forest, he added.