Govt. refutes claims that Sri Lanka’s forest cover has reduced to 16%
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Govt. refutes claims that Sri Lanka’s forest cover has reduced to 16%

Govt. refutes claims that Sri Lanka’s forest cover has reduced to 16%

 

The Conservator General of Forests, K.M.A Bandara has refuted media reports implying that Sri Lanka’s forest cover has reduced to 16%.


He said this in response to a query made regarding the media report on the instructions of President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported.


The Presidential Secretariat had focused its attention regarding these reports published in the media, it added.The assessment of forest cover is carried out every five years and the census conducted in 2020 is scheduled to be completed in June this year.

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