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Felling of coconut trees banned

Dec 20, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
 The Government has banned the felling of coconut trees with immediate effect. The relevant gazette has been sent to the Government Press and the ban will be effective after the gazette has been issued, said Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development Minister Jagath Pushpakumara.   He was addressing a media briefing yesterday at the Government Information Department. The Ministry has taken this decision under the provisions of the Coconut Development Act No.46 of 1971. Under the Act,the relevant Minister has the right to take such a decision to protect the coconut cultivation, he further said.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/12/21/news02.asp