Save Nilgala Forest!
  • Petitioning Mr. Anura Sathurusinghe,

This petition will be delivered to:

Conservator of Forest, Forest Department of Sri Lanka
Mr. Anura Sathurusinghe,
Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy
Mr. B.M.U.D Basnayake

Save Nilgala Forest!

    1. Petition by

      Centre for Environmental Justice/Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka

Nilgala medicinal plant Forest is under threat due to the land grabbing by political supporters. These land grabbers spray weedicides inside this sensitive forest to kill the undergrowth and cut medicinal plants such as Aralu, Bulu, Nelli trees which history goes back to King Buddhadasa( 397 A. D). We organised the massive tree ordination ceramony on the 11th January 2014 to bring the public attention to this issue.

We demand STOP all land encroachments done in the past few years and  stop destroying forest for planting cash crops such as Raubber and Rambutan.

We also demand to declare Nilgala Forest under the Forest Ordinance or under the Fauna and Flora Protection ordinance and demarcate the forest.

We demand the Forest Deparment to establish a proper forest guarding mechanim in Nilgala and set up a Forest Office with adequate staff to save the Forest.

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      • 30 days ago

      Per solidarietà

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    • Qazi Ali Athar KARACHI-SINDH, PAKISTAN
      • about 1 month ago

      Trees are the lungs of earth; need to be alive for the survival of human being

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    • Juergen Woehrle GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      very Importentr

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    • Giles Campbell MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      In the begining God made the heavens and the earth...our job is to take care of it

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    • ishanka jayathilake COLOMBO, WP, SRI LANKA, SRI LANKA
      • 4 months ago

      As a Lankan and as a nature lover this is a very important issue. Please protect this gift of mother nature

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