Authorities say only a ‘certain category’ of fish are dying in the Diyawanna Oya

Authorities say only a ‘certain category’ of fish are dying in the Diyawanna Oya

Authorities say only a ‘certain category’ of fish are dying in the Diyawanna Oya

Written by Staff Writer

27 Nov, 2014 | 9:56 am

Preliminary investigations by the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency have revealed that the mysterious death of fish in the Diyawanna Oya is in relation to a certain category of fish.

Head of the Environment Unit of NARA, SM Asmi stated that the fish have been identified as a group of fresh water fish known as Thilapiya.

He stated that tests were conducted on samples that were obtained from the Diyawanna Oya water.

The Head of the environment unit of NARA confirmed that no traces of contamination had been identified in the water samples.

News 1st received reports that fish have been dying in large numbers over the past several days near the Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Bridge on the Diyawanna Oya in Battaramulla.

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