Written by Zulfick Farzan
15 Mar, 2021 | 6:16 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The destruction caused to the marine environment is similar to environmental destruction taking place on land, warned the Divers Center affiliated with the All Ceylon Public Fisheries Confederation on Monday (15).
“Only divers witness the destruction caused to the marine environment surrounding Sri Lanka,” said Jagath Preethi Kumara, the convenor of the movement at a media briefing on the Unawatuna beach.
The extraction of sand for the Colombo Port City had damaged the coral reefs in the area, he said adding Sea anemones, which are vital for the survival of a marine environment, are about to go extinct.
“Sri Lanka’s coral reef has turned into a grave-yard,” he stressed.
The National Organizer of the All Ceylon Public Fisheries Confederation Ratna Gamage said the Bonavista Coral reef at risk due and called on the government to take necessary measures to prevent marine environment destruction.
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