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Wilpattu opened after 25 years

Sri Lanka’s largest national park, Wilpattu which was closed down due to the war in 1985 was declared opened on 27th February 2010 by Environment and Natural Resources Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.

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Government to ban unlicensed turtle hatcheries

The government says it would be compelled to ban turtle hatcheries which do not follow guidelines issued by the Environment Ministry, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Champika Ranawaka told Daily Mirror Online.

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Dolphin watching a big business only for some

Shoals of Dolphins in the sea off Kalpitiya are one of the main tourist attractions in the area. However area residents pointed out that the authorities had continuously failed to meet the increasing demand for facilities provided to tourists who are there to watch these beautiful creatures.

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The Destruction of Wilpattu National Park

The nation has now been purged of the terrorism which affected it for thirty years. The way is clear for resuming development, democracy and normalcy in civilian life. The present situation provides a rare opportunity for prosperity through correct planning and implementation of such plans. It is in this way that the freedom won by the great final phase of the war can become a reality.

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SL Community Forestry Programme to be implemented: Ministry

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has taken steps to implement the Sri Lanka Community Forestry Programme from 2010 to 2014 with financing of Australian $ 4.54 million from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) as a grant and the necessary counterpart funding of Rs. 80 million as Foreign Aid related Domestic funds from the Government of Sri Lanka.

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20,000 Maldivians have settled in Sri Lanka

Environment and Natural Resources Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that approximately 20,000 Maldivians had settled along Sri Lanka’s coastal belt from Beruwala to Wellawatta as they feared that the Maldives might be submerged as the seas rose due to global warming.

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Most Environment Friendly School – 2010

The world has become conscious and alarmed about the wanton abuse by mankind in looking for and grabbing riches in a never ending and vicious competition that has brought the whole environment on Earth to the precarious position it is in today. The degree of decline is so great all nations have become most concerned about the situation which is worsening with time. However, as a result of the establishment of awakening movements regarding this burning issue, many people have become more committed in support of such positive developments, a situation that shall no doubt allow all nature lovers to breathe sighs of relief.

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