Help us to rescue Sinharaja Rainforest From WorldBank and Forest Department in Sri Lanka

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Complaint on illegal road construction inside Sinharaja WHS, Sri Lanka

This road works on the Sinharaja world heritage site in the Kudawa area. The project is funded by (ESCAMP) World Bank has been ineffectively planned by the local policy makers both in government and in NGOs. This illegal road construction was started on 20.12.2018. we informed to  Forest department in Sri Lanka. But ,they never take an action, because the Forest Department is the owner of this project and illegal constructions.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is the only remaining virgin tropical rainforest in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated as a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests The region was saved from the worst commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1989.

We request you to take action against this virgin forest land.

Best regards,

Center Environment and Nature studies ,Sri Lanka