Rs. 100 Mn for Muthurajawela Wetlands protection

Rs. 100 Mn for Muthurajawela Wetlands protection

Rs. 100 Mn for Muthurajawela Wetlands protection

Written by Staff Writer

23 Feb, 2022 | 3:36 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Ministry of Environment has decided to provide Rs. 100 million this year, for the program initiated by the Government to conserve the Muthurajawela Wetland.

The Muthurajawela Wetland covers an area of 6236 hectares; this consists of 3168 hectares up to the Negombo Lagoon and 3068 hectares of wetland.

The conservation of the Muthurajawela Wetland is being carried out under the supervision of the Urban Development Authority (UDA).

Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera said the State Accounts Committee has appointed a Joint Committee for the Conservation of Muthurajawela.

Accordingly, the Environment Ministry has decided to provide Rs. 100 million out of the Rs. 2000 million allocated to the ministry under the 2022 Budget for the conservation of the Muthurajawela Wetland for the year 2022.

The Muthurajawela wetland has been polluted and destroyed due to various human activities for decades, and as a result, the Government decided to conserve Muthurajawela as an Ecologically Sensitive Zone.

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