8 acres of Sinharaja cleared illegally for water plant

8 acres of Sinharaja cleared illegally for water plant

8 acres of Sinharaja cleared illegally for water plant

Written by Staff Writer

18 Jul, 2019 | 7:51 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Rainforests Preservers Organisation claims that the Sinharaja reserve is being cleared at Bopitiya in Handapanella. They allege that 8 acres of the reserve have already been cleared for a mineral water plant.

When News 1st inquired, the Forests Conservation Department stated that no permission was granted for such a plant and added that an environmental report has been demanded for further processing.

 

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