Report on Sri Lankan Legume Tree submitted to Minister

Report on Sri Lankan Legume Tree submitted to Minister

Report on Sri Lankan Legume Tree submitted to Minister

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

13 Feb, 2021 | 9:37 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The report compiled on the Sri Lankan Legume or Crudia zeylanica tree located at the Central expressway construction site in Daraluwa, was submitted to Minister of Wildlife & Forest Conservation, C. B. Rathnayake, a ministry official said.

“The government will take any further decisions on whether or not to remove the Sri Lankan Legume tree at the expressway construction site,” Bandula Harischandra, the Secretary to the Ministry of Wildlife & Forest Conservation told News 1st on Saturday (Feb. 13).

Thereby, Wildlife Secretary Bandula Harischandra was hopeful the government will take the most suitable decision pertaining to the issue.

A Sri Lankan Legume Tree was was discovered near the Daraluwa Railway Station in Gampaha, leading to much controversy over the attempts to remove the endangered plant.

The rare species of Crudia zeylanica or Sri Lankan Legume was discovered and named a new species in 1868.

The IUCN Red List of 2006 categorized the species as extinct; so does the National Red List of 2012, prepared by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Environment.

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