Apr 16, 2018

Housing project at Katumana jungle in Nuwara Eliya? Featured

The Centre for Environment and Nature Studies alleges that 2.3656 hectares from Katumana jungle that adjoins the Seetha Eliya reserve in Nuwara Eliya are to be given for a housing project.

‘Lankadeepa’ quotes convener of the Centre Dr. Ravindra Kariyawasam as saying the fauna and flora act or the environment act does not allow reserving land from this environmentally-sensitive area for such a purpose.

Furthermore, building houses there will result in earth slips, according to him.