Vidattaltivu – A Jewel in the Crown

A video going viral disseminated by a group of passionate environmentalists to save a pristine Marine Nature Reserve in imminent danger, was picked up by a set of eagle eyed nature loving activists of Ladies’ College Class of ‘72. Mothers first and professionals second, these nature loving women consider motherhood as the pre-eminent force for change, as William Ross Wallace aptly describes in his poem ‘the hand that rocks the cradle will rule the world’. Indeed women do carry the ‘weight’ to impact societies critically. But to this end, not only mothers but numerous others would be aghast and horrified by the contents of this video which laid bare what would be catastrophic not only to Sri Lanka’s fragile ecosystem but its ripple effects would spread all over the world.

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