Amaraweera calls for report on road in Rumassala

Amaraweera calls for report on road in Rumassala

Amaraweera calls for report on road in Rumassala

Written by Staff Writer

21 Feb, 2021 | 10:06 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Environment minister Mahinda Amaraweera has called for a report on an matter regarding a request made by area residents to develop a roadway situated in the Rumassala mountain.

The minister has instructed to refrain from approving the proposed construction, disrupting the Rumassala eco-system and to promptly present him with a feasibility report, a ministry statement noted.

But the statement does not include specific information regarding the roadway.

Environmentalists point out that plans have been drawn to construct a tarmac road 20 feet in width stretching from Yaddehimulla to Peella Junction in Rumassala.

They further warn that a section of about 200 meters between the Galhena stream and the Pilla junction will be affected due to the proposed construction claiming that the area consists of a highly sensitive ecosystem.

Our correspondent reported that flora in the area had been uprooted already.

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