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Dedication to coast conservation stressed

Oct 9, 2010 4:54:00 AM - itnnews.lk

Deputy Minster Dayasritha Tissera has said that all sectors should be dedicated for the conservation of the coastal areas.

The Deputy Minister said that the reclamation of the sea has to be launched while the programme on construction of tourist hotels has to be accelerated. He noted that the engineers have to play an important role in this connection. He said that the land erosion was discussed with the President at the consultative committee meeting. He said that the coastal area does not solely belong to the people living in that area but to the people living in the Central part of the country as well.

The Deputy Minister was speaking at the inauguration of the Colombo South Regional Engineer’s Office at Modara in Moratuwa.