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Published on Monday, 03 November 2014 16:37

WankaleiAnd 410px 14 11 03Director of the Sri Lanka Nature Forum, Sajeewa Chamikara, alleges that a powerful government Minister has acquired 45% of land from Vankalai Sanctuary in Mannar.

It has been reported that the land of the sanctuary, which is located near an urban area, has been cleared and families have been settled.It has also been distributed among his henchmen after plotting the land in massive scale.

The land,which is a Ramsar wetland, is one of the six wetland eco-systems in Sri Lanka.

It is said that under the Ramsar Convention the Sri Lanka is obliged to safeguard this sanctuary, which accommodates variety of rare migratory birds.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 16:37