Apr 04, 2021

UNP to file cases against forest destruction Featured

The United National Party has decided to file Court cases against groups responsible for environmental destruction.

During a discussion this morning, Leader of the Party former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said planting a new forest of 20 acres after destroying 5 acres of forest area, will not restore the damage caused to the environment.

The UNP Leader said the Sinharaja rainforest has been protected as a forest since ancient history although forests in other areas were destroyed over time.

He added it is an important matter. Former Premier Wickremesinghe said therefore the UNP will also notify the United Nations regarding the destruction.