President Rajapaksa gives instructions to immediately halt constructions in Water Reserves and clearing of Forest Covers.
The Uva Provincial Development Committee meeting was held at the Badulla Provincial Council Office Complex today, under the patronage of President Rajapaksa. The President issued instructions at this meeting to immediately halt the felling of trees in highlands about 5000 feet above the sea level and considered as water reserve areas. Agreement was reached at this meeting to issue the related gazette notification as soon as possible.
In the meantime, the President gave strict advice to the officials to preventimpeding the freedom of the people by putting up buildings on playgrounds and Parks.
Meanwhile, the President instructed officials of the Highways Ministry to immediately launch construction on the Badulla-Mahiyangana HighwayParliamentarians, including Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva, President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunge and many Senior Government Officials were present.