Do not cut trees
Posted on April 21st, 2013

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai,

It is amazing how a few misinformed  persons could almost cause havoc  by almost cutting down almost 10,000 eucalyptus trees to pay the EPF and ETF of the employees! How short sighted can a person who is associated with the very department which should protect eh environment is amazing! ( news inDialy Mirror of April 20th)

The public must accolade and support the action of the chairman of the Rattota “”…”.  Ambanganga  Pradeshiya  sabha for refusing to allow such dastardly action. Though far away from Colombo, we must be aware that this sort of short sighted policies have led to today’s harsh weather with lack of rain and temperature rise. Every one of us have a   stake in the flora and fauna of the country.

We, the citizens  are burdened with other important matters like the electricity bills and the cost of living, true,  but  let them not take our attention away from matters which has long lasting  impact on our environment. Let us keep ourselves aware of these matters and protect our country form the destruction and vandalism of ignorant greedy politicians.

 

 

4 Responses to “Do not cut trees”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Genuine concern or is it because tree is the election symbol of SLMC!! :))

  2. Nihal Fernando Says:

    Lorenzo,

    It is a very good question. It is also a matter of everyone’s concern to presserve flora and fauna.

  3. mjaya Says:

    ** Genuine concern or is it because tree is the election symbol of SLMC!! :)) ** ROFL!!!

    But, I would call it plain ignorance (or you never know the true motive for obvious reasons!).

    If someone plans to cut down trees in Sinharaja, then its environmental destruction because it is a natural forest.

    Why do we have “plantation forests” of teak, eucalyptus and mahogany??? (all are non-native species)

    To feed termites? No to harvest the wood!!!! To SAVE natural forests.

  4. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    We didn’t see today’s problems a few decades ago. The reason?
    Less people on the planet. But now everybody fighting for this limited resources.
    Population control is the best GREEN action the inhabitants of this planet can do.
    The writer probably can enlighten us on this matter!

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