The Central Environmental Authority under the direction of President Maithripala Sirisena has taken speedy steps to halt a large-scale land reclamation carried out illegally in two separate locations in Dandugama, Ja-ela.
The vesting of several developments projects at the Polonnaruwa General Hospital with the public and the launching of new development projects under the “RajarataNavodaya- PibidemuPolonnaruwa” programme, with the aim of creating a healthier nation, was held with the patronage of PresidentMaithripalaSirisena, on 01 January.
President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to issue a gazette notification declaring a larger Wildlife Reserve, including the surrounding forest area which is not under the purview of the Department of Wildlife; further expanding the forest area belonging to the Wilpaththu National Park.
I was deeply saddened to learn about the demise of Hon. Rathnasiri Wickramanayake who was a former Prime Minister and a former General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). He was a veteran politician who represented the rural masses.
A Seth Pirith chanting ceremony with the participation of 50 Bhikkus was held on 24th December near the D. S. Senanayake statue on the bund of the Parkrama Samudraya tank in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena.