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* Environment Minister blames Irrigation Ministry for Sri Lanka's environmental issues
Tue, Dec 4, 2012, 12:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 04, Colombo: Environment Minister of Sri Lanka Anura Priyadarshana Yapa says that some actions of the Irrigation Ministry have resulted in several environmental issues in the country.

Yapa has told parliament that some hasty decisions taken by the Irrigation Ministry has resulted in several problems to the environment.

He has explained that the Irrigation Ministry had in some instances cleared forests to implement various irrigation projects without paying attention to the environmental impact.

However, he has added that many issues with the Irrigation Ministry have been resolved through discussion with the subject minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.

According to Yapa, everyone needed to focus on global warming and environmental changes that are currently taking place.

He has added that following the discussion at the World Climate Change Summit held in Doha, Qatar, the best way to minimize the effects of climate change was to lead a lifestyle based on Buddha's teachings.



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