Sinharaja Forest to lose the World Heritage Status

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.

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2 thoughts on “Sinharaja Forest to lose the World Heritage Status

  • 01/11/2020 at 08:36
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    I can see that the damage is done. It’s not only the road. The heat generated by it, the vehicles movement and emissions. Now there is nothing to compensate the damage.
    But the people of this village can plant as many trees as possible along the road. Of course this will be nothing compared to the damage done. They are living off the land that belongs to Sinharaja forest so they have a right and are compelled to pay back. We can not live without nature but nature can live without us.

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  • 01/11/2020 at 20:11
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    What befit/s ( apart from so called environmental) did Sri Lanka ( citizens) get by Singharaja being a World Heritage Site ? Help please.

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