A Special meeting was convened on 04th October 2018 at the Divisional Secretary Office at Kalawana to discuss the strategies to the issues arising in adjacent lands in the Sinharaja forest area in Kalawana DS Division.
The meeting was held according to a request made by the Divisional Secretary of Kalwana DS Division and chairmanship of the District Secretary- Ratnapura. Mr.Chandrarathne Pallegama,Chairman_CEA, Mrs. Kanthi De Silva, DDG Environmental Management and Assessment Division_CEA, Mrs.PriyanganiGunathilaka, Director (NRM)_CEA, Mr. T. Kiriella, Director (Sabaragamuwa Province)_CEA and other officials of relevant stakeholder agencies were also predicated to the Meeting.
Illegal sand Mining, issues in Mini hydro power projects and its considerable damage to the ecosystem, improper development of tourism were the main facts discussed at the meeting. The valuable decisions were taken with respect to the sustainability of the World Heritage Sinharaja Rain forest.