Farmers building unauthorized canal through Somawathi National Park

Farmers building unauthorized canal through Somawathi National Park

Farmers building unauthorized canal through Somawathi National Park

Written by Staff Writer

19 Jun, 2019 | 2:49 pm

Colombo (News 1st): It was reported to us that the Manthalawa area of the Somawathi National Park in Polonnaruwa is being destroyed. News 1st correspondent in the area said that a number of farmers had used over one and a half acres of land for cultivation without obtaining approval.

Residents of the area said that these farmers are now to build a canal through the said land by causing much harm to the environment.

The Viharadhipathi of the Polonnaruwa Sri Shakyaramaya and a group of others Theros arrived at the location to witness the destruction. They charge that steps have not been taken although the authorities have been informed.

 

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