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Large scale land grabbing at Delgoda Reserve in Sinharaja area

Sajeewa Chamikara Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) A group of politically connected individuals are clearing up 143 acres of forest land adjoining the Delgoda Reserve situated at Suduwelipatha Village, Wewagama Grama Niladari Division in Kalawana Divisional Secretariat area. Delgoda Reserve is an important part of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve. These individuals have prepared

Two businessmen cordon off the main elephant corridor of Sinharaja

Sajeeewa Chamikara Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform Botiyatenna elephant corridor in Manikkkawatta is the main corridor used by elephants who live in Sinharaja to travel to Dellawa – walankanda forest area. In recent times two businessmen have obstructed the elephant corridor and are clearing the forest to build two new hotels. One hotel is

Aura Lanka gets 100,000 acres in Anuradhapura, displacing farmers

Sajeewa Chamikara Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform On the 30th of August 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to handover 6% of the total land area of Anuradhapura to a private company called Aura Lanka Herbal (Pvt.) Ltd. The Cabinet paper jointly presented by Minister of Finance, Basil Rajapaksa and Minister of Lands, S.M.

MAKE ALL ADJOINING FOREST AREAS A PART OF SINHARAJA – THEN BUILD THE ROAD TO LANKAGAMA

Sajeewa Chamikara Movement for Land and Agriculture Reform According to a study by the Forest Conservation Department in 2010, low country rain forests cover only 1.9% of the total land area of Sri Lanka. This is 123,302 hectares. Of the total land area of Sri Lanka; montane rain forests covers and sub montane rainforests cover