Sinharaja (Gin – Nilwala Irrigation Project)
WNPS sent an RTI Application sent on 31st May 2021 to Dept. of Irrigation and Ministry of Irrigation requiring further information on the proposed Gin – Nilwala Irrigation Project to be built in the vicinity of the Sinharaja rainforest.
As a response, Mr. Sooriyabandara, Head of the Southern Division of the Dept. of Irrigation held a detailed zoom presentation on the project. He assured that the reservoir project will not go ahead without the requisite approvals from the relevant authorities such as Department of Forest Conservation, including the UNESCO. WNPS is keeping a closer look on the ground situation.