Environment - Articles

March 17, 2000
Place: Sri Lanka

Source: Environmental News
Years of War Leave Sri Lankan Ecology Damaged
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 17, 2000 (ENS) - The lengthy ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka has not only claimed over 60,000 lives and proved to be a major drain on its resources, it has also devastated the rich biodiversity of this island nation. [ Full Story ]
February 18, 1997
Place: NorthEastern area

Source: TamilNet
Sri Lankan army wipes out NorthEastern Trees
The Sri Lankan military is carrying out a covert tree-demolition project in captured areas of the northeast. The ecology of the region has been destroyed since the government's military operations resumed in 1995. Some 2.5 million trees have so far been wiped out and the army is now ordering Tamils to cut down mango trees growing in their own gardens. In Jaffna city, ancient stately trees planted down roadsides by the ex-British colonial administration have been cut to stumps. [ Full Story ]