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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Sunday, August 14, 2005

'Sethu Samudram' will destroy environment!

Lankatruth_news_CBK ready for talks on CFA_in Sri Lanka: [July, 27th Wednesday 6.00pm]
The intervention and the interest of the Government of Sri Lanka in addressing the threat posed to the environment, fishing industry, the coastal areas and economy of the country by India's ‘Sethu Samudram' project is trivial states a communique issued by Green Party of Sri Lanka.

India has already commenced "Sethu Samudram" project aiming to fulfill economical, military and many other goals. The 82 million cubic meters of sand and stones that is to be removed in constructing the channel will destroy the coral reefs in the western coastal belt of Sri Lanka points out the communique adding that fishing grounds will be destroyed making fishermen who use these areas for their living without a livelihood.

Hence, GOSL should mediate to call for bilateral environmental studies and take measures to halt the environmental destruction that would definitely occur if the project is implemented states the communique.

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