May 21, 2018

Church in danger due to erosion (pics)

Due to the prevailing weather and the seas being rough, the fisheries village in Bangadeniya –Karukupone in the Arachchikattuwa Divisional Secretariat Division, is facing the threat of erosion.

Around 400 meters of the Karukupone coastal area near the church has already eroded, while the fishermen in the area have commenced piling sand bags with the hope of preventing further erosion of the coast.

According to the priest in charge of the mission Rev. Fr. Nishantha Perera, the Karukupone Church committee is shouldering the expenses required for this task.

During the past too several areas of the Karukupone coastal belt was subjected to erosion and the Coast Conservation Department had erected a stone barrier to prevent erosion. However, it is ironic that the erosion has started in the same area that the stone barrier was constructed.

As the monsoon season is approaching, the fisher folk claim that further erosion can be expected in the next few days.





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