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Environment Ministry To Declare Gin Oya Catchment Area A Protected Zone

May 14, 2011 10:11:56 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Environment Ministry has decided to declare the catchment area of Gin Oya in the Puttalam District a protected zone.

Environment Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa had asked the Central Environment Authority (CEA) to make the necessary arrangements.

The decision had been made following the revelation that a special botanical species of “Ging Pol,” a mangrove plant that is unique to Gin Oya has come under threat due to human activity.

The matter had been revealed during a workshop conducted by the CEA at the Wennappuwa Divisional Secretariat to educate officials on solid waste disposal management under the Pilisaru programme.