“Ecological floating islands” released to clean-up Beira Lake

“Ecological floating islands” released to clean-up Beira Lake

“Ecological floating islands” released to clean-up Beira Lake

Written by Zulfick Farzan

21 Dec, 2021 | 8:34 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); President Gotabaya Rajapaksa released a thousand ecological floating islands to Beira Lake initiating the purifying process of the lake.

Beira Lake has been polluted due to unauthorized urbanization and improper upgrading of sewerage infrastructure in the city of Colombo.

The “Ecological floating islands” method was implemented under the guidance of Chairman of the Land Development Corporation, Retired Major General M.R.W. de Soyza.

Ecologist Ranoshi Siripala pointED out that the experiment conducted for water purification by planting plants such as Cannas, Savandara and Heliconia using PVC pipes, bamboo and foam mattresses as floating supports has yielded successful results.

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