Written by Staff Writer
24 Dec, 2017 | 10:44 am
The Special Audit Report on Misuse of the Vilathikulam Forest Reserve, conducted by the Auditor General, was released recently.
Allegations were made, since 2009, citing mass deforestation in the forest area surrounding the Wilpattu Forest Reserve, taking place under the guise of a resettlement project.
Based on these allegations, President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the Auditor General to prepare a report on the Misuse of the Vilathikulam Forest Reserve. The report was handed over to the Speaker of Parliament.
The Auditor General and the respective personnel prepared a comprehensive report which clearly explained the destruction of the Wilpattu Forest Reserve.
According to a gazette the Wilpattu Forest Reserve comes under a protected forest area in the sense the Fauna and Flora cannot be destroyed.
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