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Serving Sri Lanka

This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Natural Protection

BBCSinhala.com: "Mangroves and the sand banks surrounding the park have blocked the waves and the saltern was hit because of a man made estuary. In the Yala national park a tourist hotel was totally destroyed natural sand banks have been cleared in order to have an open view of the sea as an attraction for the tourists. But the circuit bungalow run by the wild life department survived because of the surrounding sand banks. In Rekawa where mangrove and sand banks were situated minimum damages was reported while in Oruwella fishing harbour in the same area was destroyed as the coral reefs were harvested for lime making for at least ten years."


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