The Sinharaja Forest reserve is to lose its World Heritage site Status due to the expansion and construction of Neluwa-Lankagama roads, reveals Lankatruth.com site Citing BBC Sandeshaya.
The Unesco Head Office has requested it’s Sri Lankan representative Prof. Punchinilame Meegaswatte to provide a report regarding the construction of the Road and further information would be sought on 2nd November.
The Neluwa-Lankagama road construction and carpetting within the Sinharaja Forest began despite opposition from Envorinmantalist on the apporval of President Gothabaya Rajapakshe, is now on the verge of losing the World Heritage Site Status, reports Lankatruth.com.
According to wikipedia The Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a forest reserve and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.