Punish those responsible for Puttalam environmental destruction - SJB MP | Daily News


Punish those responsible for Puttalam environmental destruction - SJB MP

Perpetrators responsible for the massive environmental destruction within the Puttalam District should be punished following a proper investigation, said Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Puttalam District MP Hector Appuhami.

He said with the election of the new government, the highest damage to the environment is caused from the Puttalam District. “As an MP of the district, I am saddened about this incidents”, he added.

The Parliamentarian was speaking to the media at Chilaw on the controversial massive timber racket that has taken place in Wanathawilluwa, in the Puttalam District yesterday.

According to him, the public officers supported by the local politicians have been involved in this racket which destroyed valuable trees on an area of 100 acres.

“This situation is very dangerous. We request the President to help protect the environment not only in our district but in the entire country. As the former District Committee Chairman, I am happy that no such incidents took place during our period”, Appuhami said.

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