Ecocide Mural at Viharamahadevi Park taken down

Ecocide Mural at Viharamahadevi Park taken down

Ecocide Mural at Viharamahadevi Park taken down

Written by Zulfick Farzan

19 Mar, 2021 | 1:54 pm

Colombo (News 1st); A massive mural painted by the Youth Wing of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society was taken down on Friday (19) afternoon.

The Chief of Colombo’s Police Environment Unit who visited the site said the mural was set up without approval from the Police Environment Unit.

The mural was erected opposite the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre in Colombo, to coincide with the International Climate Action Day.

A public awareness campaign for Global Climate Action was organized by the Youth Wing of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society to create awareness about the unprecedented rate of environmental destruction occurring across the island.

A group of employees attached to the CMC had arrived at the location this morning and had attempted to remove the mural.

However, the organizers had said that they had received the approval of the CMC to erect the mural and the officials had then fixed it once again.

Later, it was taken down following the arrival of the Police Environment Unit.

 

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