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Ask Minister Dayashritha to stop cutting Trees in the plantations
  • Petitioning Minister Dayashritha Tissera

This petition will be delivered to:

561/3, Elvitigala Mawatha Colombo-05, SRI LANKA
Minister Dayashritha Tissera

Ask Minister Dayashritha to stop cutting Trees in the plantations

    1. Petition by

      Centre for Environmental Justice/Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka

State Resources and Enterprise Development Ministry of Sri Lanka has decided to chop down and sell nearly 70,000 trees on Government-owned plantations, to pay the unpaid Employment Provident Fund and Employment Trust Funds dues.

The remaining trees in the plantations are located in the stream banks and acting against soil erosion and as the habitats for the remaining wildlife. Unless these are saved, the soil in this hill country will be totally damaged and further massive earth slips are very possible in the next monsoon season.

It is fundamentally wrong to cut down trees, which act as an important water catchment for the entire country in order to pay for the wrongs committed by those who were in charge of looking after the EPF and ETF funds. Surely, these persons who have mismanaged the plantations bringing about this situation, should be answerable and not the trees and the Natural Environment.

We therefore, strongly request Minister Dayashritha Tissera, Ministry of State Resources and Enterprise Development and the Cabinet of Ministers, to halt this decision and find other means to pay the plantation workers rather than trying to take revenge on the trees for the management failures.

To:
Minister Dayashritha Tissera, 561/3, Elvitigala Mawatha Colombo-05, SRI LANKA
Request Minister Dayashritha to stop cutting Trees in the plantations

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Freddie Jayawardena JA-ELA, WP, SRI LANKA, SRI LANKA
      • about 1 month ago

      To save our environment and the needs of human existence.

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    • Freddie Jayawardena JA-ELA, WP, SRI LANKA, SRI LANKA
      • about 1 month ago

      Every person on this earth at every moment is exhaling carbon dioxide. So does all the emissions from the millions of vehicles and factories. The only source that carbon dioxide is transformed and give back oxygen to us are the trees. The question is do people want to breath oxygen or die from carbon dioxide inhaling? All the research finding the reasons for increase in cancer in America now find that it is lack of oxygen in the US Cities.

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    • Madhushanka Jayamanne KATUBEDDA, SRI LANKA
      • 3 months ago

      Conservation

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    • Mian Tariq Tariq PAKISTAN, PAKISTAN
      • 6 months ago

      Tree is our life don't cutting tress

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    • mirisage chamith VARESE, ITALY
      • 6 months ago

      planters are sarvaivals of our envourment

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