Wilpattu Under Threat Once Again

Environmentalists are up in arms against a move to develop an illegal road across the Wilpattu National Park, from Puttalam to Mannar, on the whims and fancies of a powerful politician in the area.

According to sources, a team from the Road Development Authority (RDA) had visited Wilpattu National Park last week, after seeking permission from the Director General of Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC). Accordingly, permission has been granted to a team of officials from the RDA, DWLC and the Wanathavilluwa Divisional Secretary to undertake a field visit ‘only’ to observe the status quo of the prevailing road.

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